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Interactive Tool Visualizes Tolkien's Works 33

Posted by samzenpus
from the get-your-herd-on dept.
dsjodin writes "Last year, LotrProject brought us extraordinary statistics on the population of Middle-Earth. Now, they have released an interactive tool for analysis of the Silmarillion, the Hobbit and the Lord of the Rings. With keyword frequency search, character mentions, sentiment analysis and network diagrams of character interactions it is a beautiful set of data visualizations and fascinating for fans and non-fans alike. The site can for example be used to find out that bacon is mentioned seven times in the Hobbit while only two times throughout the entire the Lord of the Rings."
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Interactive Tool Visualizes Tolkien's Works

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  • bacon? (Score:3, Funny)

    by ganjadude (952775) on Monday February 18, 2013 @12:42PM (#42936253) Homepage

    The site can for example be used to find out that bacon is mentioned seven times in the Hobbit while only two times throughout the entire the Lord of the Rings."

    because I for one have always wondered just how many times they talk about bacon in a book/movie with dragons / eyes that live on top of mountains and rings that turn you invisible. Thank you SOOO much, now I can finally rest at night.

    • Re: (Score:3, Funny)

      by siride (974284)

      They're just pandering to the reddit crowd.

    • I love the idea (Score:5, Insightful)

      by Kirkman14 (2442696) on Monday February 18, 2013 @12:56PM (#42936399) Homepage

      because I for one have always wondered just how many times they talk about bacon in a book/movie with dragons / eyes that live on top of mountains and rings that turn you invisible.

      Seems like it would be useful in exploring how the styles of his books changes. The Hobbit, LOTR, and the Silmarillion each have different tones and vocabularies.

  • by johnnyb (4816) <jonathan@bartlettpublishing.com> on Monday February 18, 2013 @01:30PM (#42936745) Homepage

    By "creating a LotR visualization tool", does that mean they have cloned Peter Jackson?

  • I don't think LOTR fans understand non-fans in the slightest degree...
  • Someone _really_ needs to get a life!

    Of course that precious bit of information will be just the thing to drop on any LOTR trivia freaks.

    Toad

  • Is that Kevin Bacon they're talking about?
    • by Jaruzel (804522)

      Bacon Number is now effectively useless now that every man and his dog will be co--starring with him on The Following :(

      I shall still cling to my personal Bacon Number of #4 with pride though.

      -Jar

  • Speaking of visualizing data from Lord of the Rings, the Middle Earth DEM project has just released a 3D viewer in collaboration with Outerra. You can get the announcement and download directions at the Outerra forums. http://www.outerra.com/forum/index.php?topic=1491.0 [outerra.com]

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