Category Archives: Textual Analysis

How Wikipedia Writers View the World

Quentin Hardy reports in The New York Times that┬áKalev Leetaru, a researcher at the University of Illinois, has mined Wikipedia to reveal the connections between cities around the globe over time, focusing on the type of language used to talk … Continue reading

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The Science of Memorable Quotes

Memorable phrases contain generic pearls of wisdom expressed with unusual combinations of words in ordinary sentences.

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The Computer as a (Highly Productive) Bible Scholar

“We have thus been able to largely recapitulate several centuries of painstaking manual labor with our automated method”–Moshe Koppel, Navot Akiva, Idan Dershowitz, and Nachum Dershowitz on the software they developed which, according to the AP, “…analyzes style and word … Continue reading

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