• What are the inherent problems within the intersection of the humanities and computation?
  • Ambiguity, interpretation, contingency, positonality, and differential approaches are essential elements of both computation and humanistic inquiry, thus solidifying their marriage to one another.
  • The computational foundations of Digital Humanities depend upon the basic building blocks of digital activity: digitization, classification, description and metadata, organization, and navigation.
  • In the first phase of digital activity, sorting, searching, calculating, and matching were basic operations performed on texts or data.
  • Markup languages introduced "tags" to the field, allowing the content of texts to be manipulated in the performance of an interpretive act.

Burdick, Anne, et al. eds. Digital_Humanities. MIT Press, 2012. pp. 16-17.