Frautschi, R. L. “A Project for Author
Discrimination in the Encyclopédie.” South Atlantic Bulletin, vol. 32, no. 4, South Atlantic Modern Language Association, 1967, pp. 14–17. JSTOR, JSTOR, doi:10.2307/3197186.
Discrimination, in this sense referring to the ability to tell one thing apart from another, between different authors in the Encyclopédie has been, and still is, a tough mountain to climb. The authorship guidelines as established in the first volume of the Encyclopédie are not always followed, especially in the anonymous articles, of which there are plenty. Frautschi focuses on Diderot, describing recent (prior to 1967) attempts to determine the articles written by Diderot. Then, in a study run with students and a computer programmer that serves as a precursor of modern digital humanities studies, Frautschi identifies specific “discriminators” that characterize an article by Diderot. By comparing unsigned articles to these discriminators associated with Diderot, Frautschi claims that finding authors for the unsigned articles becomes significantly easier.
Country of Publication: United States
Main Classification: Authorship
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