In this workshop, participants learned how to run TRACER, a state-of-the-art text reuse detection machine capable of identifying different styles of text reuse between two or more texts. TRACER is language-independent and can be run on both modern and historical works. In this workshop, participants will run text reuse detection analyses on the seven English language Harry Potter novels by J. K. Rowling, a selection of Harry Potter fanfiction as well as the Harry Potter movie subtitles. The objective of the workshop is not only to practise text analysis with TRACER but also to introduce participants to current strategies and issues in this area of research.
This workshop is organised as a part of the MA course Digitale Tekstanalyse en Literaire Theorie, taught at the University of Antwerp, was opened to all. Attendance was free.