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Vol. 1, No. 1, Winter 2011, Reviews Featured Excerpts

Newspaper strip visualization

Newspaper strip visualization

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Review of WordSeer, produced by Aditi Muralidharan, Marti Hearst, and Bryan Wagner

The WordSeer tool, developed at the University of California, Berkley by Aditi Muralidharan  and Marti Hearst with research partner Bryan Wagner, is an exploratory analysis or “sensemaking” environment for literary texts.



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Review of Bookworm, produced by Benjamin Schmidt, Martin Camacho, et al.

Bookworm is a tool that allows users to create visualizations charting the use of words or phrases in selected large corpora over specified periods of time. The software was developed by a group of researchers at the Harvard University Cultural Observatory [1] as a follow-up to the 2010 project that resulted in a cover story in Science, the Google Books Ngram Viewer, and the coining of the term ‘culturomics’.

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Review of QueryPic, produced by Tim Sherratt

QueryPic is a graphical search summarizer that mines content in the Trove newspaper archive from the National Library of Australia. The program is part of Tim Sherratt’s larger TroveNewspaper software project, which allows researchers to obtain parsable data from the Trove collection.

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