Monday, May 20, 2013

Mapping Newspaper Text

Mapping Texts is a Google Map from Stanford University that plots the language patterns embedded in 232,567 pages of historical Texas newspaper.

The app analyses the language patterns found in Texas newspapers from 1829-2008. Using a timeline slider tool you can select any date range and, using the map, you can select from a number of locations in Texas. The results of each search are then displayed below the map.

The results show the most common words (word counts), named entities (people, places, etc), and highly correlated words (topic models). The results can be viewed in list view or you can view the results as a word cloud.

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