The future of the past
This is a story about a thing I made. I'm still not sure what to call it. Or what it's really for. But I like it. And I hope other people will too.
- This is what it looks like. Or what it looked like when I took this screenshot. It changes. Try for yourself.
Act I: Getting carried away with wordsIt all began with a large collection of newspaper articles...
- What's TDF-IF?
- — Tim Sherratt (@wragge)Wed, Apr 25 2012 05:13:47The top words by tf-idf for each year of my sample are like some wonderful puzzle where you have to create a story that links them all… [+]
- — Tim Sherratt (@wragge)Wed, Apr 25 2012 05:19:481884: alderney, kissing, parkes, littoral, clericalism, suez, tunnel, miracles, artisan, canal, turk. And I've still got 50 years to go! [-]
- — Tim Sherratt (@wragge)Wed, Apr 25 2012 05:31:28So now I want to create an interface to 'the future' of the past using these wonderful words. Can I do it before my public lecture on 8 May?
- — Tim Sherratt (@wragge)Wed, Apr 25 2012 05:35:24I mean, there's got to be a novel in: prince, pronunciation, keyboards, zulu, begged, unbend, diddle, candlesticks, virtuoso, highness, pots
Act 2: Public performancesIntroduced to the world...
- — National Library Aus (@nlagovau)Sun, May 06 2012 17:01:00Join Harold White Fellow, Dr Tim Sherratt as he investigates what changes when historical newspapers go online: http://ow.ly/aH2Rt
- — Tim Sherratt (@wragge)Tue, May 08 2012 16:09:26
- — Tim Sherratt (@wragge)Tue, May 08 2012 06:57:48@seth_denbo Playing with using tf-idf weighted words to explore a collection of 10000 newspaper articles containing the phrase 'the future'.
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- Alex DaleSounds interesting.2013-08-16T10:11:22.519Z