I have found a very interesting pattern/discovery that I might not have seen without data mining. I noticed that one of the words frequently used by Thoreau was like. It seemed odd at first and I thought that the “stop word” function (stops unnecessary words) had “missed” this word. With further research though, I found […]Read more "Data Mining Project: The “Thoreauian” Metaphor Revealed"
The following tables reveal the word frequency of “Roughing it in the Bush” and “An Excursion to Canada”. This tool is very important because it allows focus on the use of single words and their context.Read more "Data Mining Project: Word Frequency"
I will be posting my progress for a data mining project in my Historian’s Craft course. The data will be posted as progression (so far it is preliminary data). I am data mining Susanna Moodie’s Roughing it in the Bush (1852) and Henry David Thoreau’s An Excursion to Canada (1853). The purpose is to “not […]Read more "Data Mining History & the Canadian Landscape"