Reading Literature With Computers

  • Reading Literature With Computers

    Final Thoughts

    I am proud to say that I have finished my project! “The Stylometry of Baen Books Science Fiction Authors” is now live for people to see on this site! Simply navigate to the “Digital Studies” tab and it will be listed under a brand new “Reading Literature With Computers” tab! I have to say, I took a bit of an unorthodox approach to this project. It’s kind of formatted like a normal essay, but it’s a bit more loose and is definitely less formal. This is partially due to the medium I chose (WordPress) and because I have never had to write a paper like this for an English class.…

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    Writing the Final Essay

    As the due date comes closer for the final essay, I chose to do the digital essay format, which I’m going to post on WordPress. I originally wanted to do an HTML site using some creative embed options, but I sadly don’t have the time to do that and three other essays before next week. So I chose to use WordPress. But I wouldn’t say that’s a bad thing. I’ve been using WordPress to make creative and digitally enhanced projects for the past two years, and I think I’ve gotten pretty good at it. I figured out how to embed Plotly graphs in WordPress, which means my essay is going…

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    Making Progress!

    With less than three weeks left of the semester, I’m proud to say that I’ve made some progress on my final project. So, anyone following these posts will know that my final project for Reading Literature With Computers involves computational analysis of science fiction. Originally I wanted to use this resource’s data to conduct that analysis, but unfortunately do not have the time nor coding experience to try and obtain the dataset used in its creation. I then tried to use another corpus, only to have that fail due to the massive size of the file I was trying to repeatedly download and upload. By the start of this week,…