I.8 Large data set mining
Digital emotion research has yet to make history. Until now large data set mining has not been a very active ﬁeld of research in early modern emotion studies. This is indeed surprising since ﬁrst, the early modern ﬁeld has such rich, copyright-free, digitized data sets and second, emotion studies have provided a solid basis for (textual) computational analysis. Moreover, sentiment mining is one of the most active research areas in natural language processing, and the methods and underlying assumptions of sentiment analysis are in urgent need of being tested and improved by the aggregated knowledge from ﬁelds such as early modern emotion studies.