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DH2017 - Personæ: A Character-Visualisation Tool for Dramatic Texts

DH2017 - Personæ: A Character-Visualisation Tool for Dramatic Texts

David Kelly, Lindsay Reid and Justin Tonra; National University of Ireland, Galway, Ireland.

Presentation slides for the short-paper session given at DH2017 (http://dh2017.adho.org).

Abstract: This paper explores the development of the Personæ tool (www.davidkelly.ie/projects/personae/), an interactive resource for exploring patterns of speeches by and mentions of characters in dramatic texts. Initially developed to examine works by Shakespeare, the tool has broad application to dramatic texts


Dave Kelly

August 09, 2017


  1. Personæ: A Character-Visualisation Tool for Dramatic Texts David Kelly Lindsay

    Reid Justin Tonra Digital Humanities 2017 david.d.kelly@nuigalway.ie lindsay.reid@nuigalway.ie justin.tonra@nuigalway.ie
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  3. Yose et al (2016), Grandjean (2015), Moretti (2011), Stiller, et

    al. (2003). Xanthos, et al. (2016) Previous Work
  4. Brief Technical Overview.

  5. XML

  6. Python

  7. JSON

  8. D3.js

  9. Iterative Design Process

  10. Iteration 1.

  11. The Comedy of Errors

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  13. Iteration 2.

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  18. Iteration 3.

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  24. Next Steps.

  25. davidkelly.ie/projects/personae Demos Code github.com/dh-nuigalway/personae

  26. David Kelly david.d.kelly@nuigalway.ie Thank you. Lindsay Reid lindsay.reid@nuigalway.ie Justin Tonra