a small winter break project

If you’ve noticed an absence of posts in recent weeks, it’s because of the end-of-semester rush followed by three weeks of winter break. I’ve been doing a fair bit of reading and some basic programming practice, but not much worthy of writing about. To remedy that, I undertook a small project that could serve as a template for a contribution to a poetry project of my brother-in-law’s. Following the steps and code laid out in Dr. Healey’s text analytics page, I used Python to parse and analyze five poems (using each poem as a “document”) and Gephi to visualize the resulting TFIDF pairwise similarity network (using the “Expansion” layout):

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