Text of Humanist, 5/87-2/08
The directory linked below contains, in plain-text format, the messages exchanged on the Humanist Discussion Group from 5/87 to 2/08. You can use these files for any sort of text-analysis you may wish to perform. Each yearly volume is given in an individual file. These files were prepared by Melissa Terras (firstname.lastname@example.org) 11/05/05, with permission. Technical advice was provided by Andrew Ostler.
File Creation Methodology
- Files mined from the HTML archives using the PageSucker utility. Each volume was downloaded seperately due to file size. Each volume was checked to ensure all texts had been captured.
- HTML tags were removed using the Web2Text utility. All URLs were retained, no bold or italic text retained. Headings were denoted by "--===" and "===--" as per the default setting. Each file was saved as an individual text file.
- Individual text files were conjoined using a python script.
- Files were randomly spotchecked to ensure all text in archive captured.