Monday, February 18, 2013

Data Visualization of J.R.R. Tolkien's Works

Character co-occurrences.
Character Co-occurrence
An incredibly detailed analysis of how frequently words and characters appear in J.R.R. Tolkien's books. This was created over at Emil Johansson's Lord of the Rings Project, and has an extensive series of charts, maps, and genealogies analysing J.R.R. Tolkien's Middle Earth. It's obvious this is someone passionate about both Tolkien and data visualization who then went on to create an interactive analysis of Tolkien's books. Johansson's data-centered look at Tolkien's books is fascinating, for me anyway, and sometimes it reveals some real surprises about the books that we may not have seen so clearly otherwise.

The interactive page over at the lotrproject is a lot better because ... well it's interactive. So go check it out if you're a Tolkien fan like me.

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