Exploring Qualitative Geographies in Large Volumes of Digital Text : Placing Tourists, Travellers and Inhabitants in the English Lake District

Gregory, Ian and Smail, Ian and Taylor, Joanna and Butler, James (2024) Exploring Qualitative Geographies in Large Volumes of Digital Text : Placing Tourists, Travellers and Inhabitants in the English Lake District. Annals of the American Association of Geographers. ISSN 2469-4460 (In Press)

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Abstract

Hitherto, approaches to analysing geographies in large collections of digital texts have used coordinate-based locations derived from toponyms (place-names). While this approach provides a useful starting point, it ignores both non-toponym references to place and textual structure, while stressing Euclidean space. This paper addresses these issues. Focussing on a corpus of writing about the English Lake District before 1900, it explores the different geographies associated with tourists, travellers and inhabitants. Alongside toponyms, we identify the concept of a geo-noun to associate place with geographical features. Sense of place is then identified using the adjectives, nouns and verbs that writers associate with locations and locales. This methodology allows us to identify and define places described in large volumes of digital text both holistically and textually.

Item Type:
Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Annals of the American Association of Geographers
Uncontrolled Keywords:
Research Output Funding/yes_externally_funded
Subjects:
?? placetravel writinggeographical text analysisdigital textsspatial networksyes - externally fundedyes ??
ID Code:
219980
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Deposited On:
17 May 2024 08:45
Refereed?:
Yes
Published?:
In Press
Last Modified:
20 Jun 2024 01:17