St Andrews HCI Research Group


A number of our projects are in the area of the Digital Humanities.
Trading Consequences is an interdisciplinary research project between historians, computational linguists and visualization specialists. We use text mining and visualisations to explore the growth of the global commodity trade in the nineteenth century. Feedback from a group of environmental historians during a workshop provided essential information to adapt advanced text mining and visualisation techniques to historical research. Expert feedback is an essential tool for effective interdisciplinary research in the digital humanities.
Palimpsest: an Edinburgh Literary Cityscape is a project which aims to create a new, visualised literary cityscape, based on an extensive dataset of literary texts. This project has a focus on Edinburgh but the plan is for the techniques, methods and tools to apply to other UNESCO World Cities of Literature or indeed any literary city.
Other projects with aspects of digital humanities work include our previous Smart Tourism projects on