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    Operationalising conceptual structure

    Nulty, Paul (2023) Operationalising conceptual structure. In: de Bolla, P. (ed.) Explorations in the Digital History of Ideas - New Methods and Computational Approaches Search within full text. Cambridge University Press, pp. 54-76. ISBN 9781009263610.

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    When discussing the structure of political and social concepts, writers in the humanities and social sciences often make use of metaphors that suggest structured and networked representations. Perhaps responding to these metaphors, or perhaps simply because of the striking nature of the images that can be produced, researchers in digital humanities have begun to produce network diagrams in order to illustrate the connections among concepts. Since at least the work of WB Gallie on essentially contested concepts, writers often described concepts as having a “common core” shared among multiple “conceptions” — possible versions of concepts that may be held at different times or in different cultures, sharing a core meaning but differing in their “periphery” or their “topography”1. Working in the same area of political theory, Michael Freeden allows that particular descriptions are not only normative but “empirically ascertainable and describable”


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): semantic networks, conceptual structure, word similarity, word association, visualisation
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Science > School of Computing and Mathematical Sciences
    Research Centres and Institutes: Birkbeck Knowledge Lab, Data Analytics, Birkbeck Institute for
    Depositing User: Paul Nulty
    Date Deposited: 14 Feb 2024 11:56
    Last Modified: 14 Feb 2024 15:00


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