Technical Report TR-2016-01

BibliographyBarzen, Johanna; Leymann, Frank: Patterns as Formulas: Applying the Scientific Method to the Humanities.
University of Stuttgart, Faculty of Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, and Information Technology, Technical Report Computer Science No. 2016/01.
8 pages, english.
CR-SchemaD.2.1 (Software Engineering Requirements/Specifications)
I.5.2 (Pattern Recognition Design Methodology)
J.5 (Arts and Humanities)
KeywordsPattern Language; Pattern; Digital Humanities; Formulas; the Scientific Method; Costume Language; Vestimentary Communication

During the last years, especially due to the Digital Humanities, empirical processes, data capturing or data analysis got more and more popular as part of humanities research. In this report we want to show that even the complete scientific method of natural science can be applied in the humanities. By applying the scientific method to the humanities certain kinds of problems can be solved in a confirmable and replicable manner. Especially, we will argue that patterns may be perceived as the analogon to formulas in natural science. This may provide a new way of representing solution-oriented knowledge in the humanities.

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CopyrightJohanna Barzen, Frank Leymann
Department(s)University of Stuttgart, Institute of Architecture of Application Systems
Entry dateMarch 6, 2016
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