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Coordinating collections to interpret trends in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writing. Ted Underwood, UIUC, April 2011. Words used in similar ways turn out to correlate closely across time. Can we use that fact to identify literary or social trends?.

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Coordinating collections to interpret trends in eighteenth and nineteenth century writing

Coordinating collections to interpret trends in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century writing.

Ted Underwood, UIUC, April 2011


Words used in similar ways turn out to correlate closely across time. Can we use that fact to identify literary or social trends?


We can mine correlations from the (cleaned-up) across time. Can we use that fact to identify literary or social trends?ngrams dataset. Problem: lists of possible correlations are long; selections below are cherry-picked. Also: do they appear in the same kinds of works?



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