Combining statistics and texts using GIS: nineteenth century health reports

Catherine Porter, Paul Atkinson, Ian Norman Gregory

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Abstract

This paper combines Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Natural Language Processing (NLP) to explore how statistics and textual information may be compared. Combined with known mortality figures, for the first time, this research provides a spatial picture of the relationship between the Registrar-General’s discussion of disease and deaths in England and Wales during the nineteenth and
early twentieth centuries. A variety of techniques are employed to provide a new view on whether government published texts were directly related to changing mortality patterns during this time.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationGISRUK 2015 Conference Proceedings
Pages492-499
Number of pages8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015
EventGISRUK 2015 - University of Leeds, Leeds, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 Apr 201517 Apr 2015
https://figshare.com/articles/GIS_Research_UK_GISRUK_2015_Proceedings/1491375

Conference

ConferenceGISRUK 2015
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityLeeds
Period15/04/201517/04/2015
Internet address

Keywords

  • gis
  • Corpora
  • corpus linguistics
  • nineteenth century
  • Digital Humanities
  • Spatial humanities

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