How to be remembered: People and concepts intertwined

Serge Ter Braake, Antske Fokkens

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Abstract

This paper traces the link between famous people and concepts over time. People can be remembered for being ‘wise’, ‘kind’ or ‘tyrannical’, or simply for one main thing or event. Sometimes these perspectives on people, or the reason they should be remembered, shifts over time, and sometimes they remain relatively stable. The link between fame and concepts can be studied systematically with off-the-shelf tools with a gentle learning curve. In this paper we will demonstrate this by tracing the link between famous people and concepts in Dutch journal Vaderlandsche Letteroefeningen.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBiographical Data in a Digital World 2017
Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the Second Conference on Biographical Data in a Digital World 2017. Linz, Austria, November 6-7, 2017.
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Pages27-32
Number of pages6
Volume2119
Publication statusPublished - 25 Jun 2018
Event2nd Conference on Biographical Data in a Digital World, BD 2017 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 6 Nov 20177 Nov 2017

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

Conference2nd Conference on Biographical Data in a Digital World, BD 2017
CountryAustria
CityLinz
Period6/11/177/11/17

Keywords

  • Concepts
  • Fame
  • Word associations

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