Thomas Crombez

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A Naive Bayesian in the auction house, pt. 1

In Digital History Hacks on March 15, 2010 at 10:52 pm

The title of this post refers to a fascinating series from the summer of 2008 on William Turkel’s blog Digital History Hacks. He used the digitized archive of court records from the Old Bailey (London’s central criminal court) in order to demonstrate the new avenues of research made possible through digital and computational tools. Reading this must have been one of those moments of insight which truly tempted me into the territory of digital history.

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