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Books Lord of the Rings Stats News

Interactive Tool Visualizes Tolkien's Works 33

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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  • Re:I love the idea (Score:5, Interesting)

    by sed quid in infernos ( 1167989 ) on Monday February 18, 2013 @01:27PM (#42936695)
    I know this is just a joke, but it did remind me of Tolkien's snarky letter to the Nazis [io9.com] in response to their demand he prove his Aryan extraction. In part:

    Thank you for your letter. I regret that I am not clear as to what you intend by arisch. I am not of Aryan extraction: that is Indo-Iranian; as far as I am aware none of my ancestors spoke Hindustani, Persian, Gypsy, or any related dialects. But if I am to understand that you are enquiring whether I am of Jewish origin, I can only reply that I regret that I appear to have no ancestors of that gifted people.

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