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Ted Underwood

Professor

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

Education

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. https://doi.org/10.7208/chicago/9780226612973.001.0001

Underwood, W. E. (2013). Why Literary Periods Mattered: Historical Contrast and the Prestige of English Studies. Stanford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1515/9780804788441

Underwood, T. (2005). The Work of the Sun: Literature, Science, and Political Economy, 1760-1860. Palgrave Macmillan. https://doi.org/10.1057/9781403981905

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Recent Publications

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. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00799-023-00376-z

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. https://doi.org/10.1080/01639374.2022.2148800

Underwood, T., McGrath, L., So, R. J., & Wellmon, C. (2023). Culture, Theory, Data: An Introduction. New Literary History, 53(4), 519-530. https://doi.org/10.1353/nlh.2022.a898319

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.. https://doi.org/10.1145/3529372.3530930

Jiang, M., Dubnicek, R. C., Worthey, G., Underwood, T., & Stephen Downie, J. (2022). A prototype Gutenberg-HathiTrust sentence-level parallel corpus for OCR error analysis: pilot investigations. In JCDL 2022 - Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries in 2022 (pp. 1-5). Article 45 (Proceedings of the ACM/IEEE Joint Conference on Digital Libraries). Association for Computing Machinery. https://doi.org/10.1145/3529372.3533298

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