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Ted Underwood


Research Interests

Text mining in large digital libraries, Modeling literary concepts with machine learning, 18-19c British literature, History of 18-19c science, Sociology of cultural distinction


English, Ph.D, Cornell University

Ph.D, Cornell University, 1997

Additional Campus Affiliations

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Information Sciences
Professor, School of Information Sciences
Professor, English

Highlighted Publications

Underwood, T. (2019). Distant Horizons: Digital Evidence and Literary Change. University of Chicago Press.

Underwood, W. E. (2013). Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies. Stanford University Press.

Underwood, T. (2005). The Work of the Sun: Literature, Science, and Political Economy, 1760-1860. Palgrave Macmillan.

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Recent Publications

Shang, W., & Underwood, T. (2024). Disentangling semantic and prosodic features of English poetry. Digital Scholarship in the Humanities, Article fqae008. Advance online publication.

Hu, Y., LeBlanc, Z. G., Diesner, J., Underwood, W. E., Layne-Worthey, G., & Downie, J. S. (Accepted/In press). Complexities of leveraging user-generated book reviews for scholarly research: transiency, power dynamics, and cultural dependency. International Journal on Digital Libraries.

Shang, W., Jett, J., Underwood, T., & Stephen Downie, J. (2023). Descriptive Cataloging Issues for Non-Western Corpora: A Case Study of Late Imperial Chinese Books. Cataloging and Classification Quarterly, 61(1), 1-19.

Underwood, T., McGrath, L., So, R. J., & Wellmon, C. (2023). Culture, Theory, Data: An Introduction. New Literary History, 53(4), 519-530.

Hu, Y., LeBlanc, Z., Diesner, J., Underwood, T., Layne-Worthey, G., & Stephen Downie, J. (2022). Complexities associated with user-generated book reviews in digital libraries: Temporal, cultural, and political case studies. In JCDL 2022 - Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2022 Article 30 (Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries). Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc..

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