The Beginning of a Beautiful Friendship?

Biologists and humanities scholars explore digital partnerships

Fabrizio Costantini for The Chronicle

Sean Pue, a scholar of South Asian literature at Michigan State U., and Tracy Teal, a postdoc in microbial ecology there, worked together on a computational analysis of Urdu poetry.
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Sean Pue had an Urdu problem. An assistant professor of South Asian literature at Michigan State University, Mr. Pue was searching for a way to automate his analysis of classical Urdu's internal meter. As an adherent of the small but growing digital...

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