[open-humanities] The Horty Project

Tom Morris tfmorris at gmail.com
Mon Oct 5 16:01:07 UTC 2015

There are a number of citations from the early 60s in Google Scholar for
things published in CACM, JSTOR, etc.



On Mon, Oct 5, 2015 at 6:01 AM, John Levin <john at anterotesis.com> 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
> --
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