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Founded in 2014 by a team of humanists, biologists, and computer scientists, the QCL explores new approaches to the study of literature and culture. Taking inspiration from a wide range of quantitative disciplines - machine learning, natural language processing, bioinformatics, and systems biology - we seek to integrate literary criticism, philology, and big data. We have a particular interest in the literature of ancient Greece and Rome and the profound influence of the Classics on later traditions.


    Computational tools for identifying related passages in large corpora


    Integration of natural language processing, machine learning, and literary criticism


    Evolutionary approaches to literary traditions and histories


    Literary theory inspired by biological processes and phenomena