I have been working on visualizing text using a variety of tools and I cam across the tools at many eyes. I was impressed by what you can come up with in a short period of time.
The next two compare the wording in the first person section of the BOM to the 3rd person section.
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This is fascinating! I’ve heard people complain that the phrase “and it came to pass” is overused in the BofM. I’ve also read that the phrase is only found when someone is talking in the 3rd person, never in 1st person. Anyway, I can’t find the word ‘pass’ anywhere in the word clouds (but of course my eyes aren’t that great & I can’t see the tiny stuff). But I guess the phrase isn’t as overused as some claim! Fun stuff! P.S. How do you get your tags to do that?
Actually I took out the word pass because it was so dominant. The algorithm automatically takes out what it considers to be ‘stop’ words, like ‘and’, ‘the’, ‘be’, etc. These are words that tie sentences together, but don’t mean anything. In the BOM I consider the phrase ‘and it came to pass’ to be a stopword, not really adding any meaning to the content. If you look at this: http://www-958.ibm.com/v/109316 You can see that the word came occurs 1600 times and it’s almost always in the context of the phrase ‘it came to pass.’
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