[open-humanities] The Horty Project

John Levin john at anterotesis.com
Mon Oct 5 10:59:00 UTC 2015

Dear List,

Apologies, I sent this to the wrong email list. Although if it is of 
interest, please do reply, on or off list.


On 05/10/2015 11:01, John Levin wrote:
> Dear List,
> I recently came across mention of the "Horty Project", set up by John
> Horty in the late 50s / early 60s to use computers to search
> Pennsylvania legislation. The immediate need was to replace the term
> 'retarded child' in the acts, but that there were many other
> applications became obvious.
> A brief account of this can be found at:
> http://ejlt.org/article/view/15/20
> and
> http://what.csc.villanova.edu/~cassel/2500/S2008/Law4.pdf [pdf]
> My googling has returned little of substance. So my first question is
> whether the members of this list can provide further information of this
> project.
> But my more interesting question is whether this has registered in the
> Digital Humanities, and in its histories of computerised textual analysis?
> Thanks,
> John

John Levin

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