Reception Reader: Exploring Text Reuse in Early Modern British Publications

The interface of the reception reader.


The Reception Reader is a web tool for studying text reuse in the Early English Books Online (EEBO-TCP) and Eighteenth Century Collections Online (ECCO) data. Users can: 1) explore a visual overview of the reception of a work, or its incoming connections, across time based on shared text segments, 2) interactively survey the details of connected documents, and 3) examine the context of reused text for “close reading”. We show examples of how the tool streamlines research and exploration tasks, and discuss the utility and limitations of the user interface along with its current data sources.

Journal of Open Humanities Data
Ananth Mahadevan
Ananth Mahadevan
Machine Learning PhD Student

My research interests include systems for Machine Learning and network science.