Friday, December 16, 2011

Data Mining Shakespeare

Folger Shakespeare Library director Michael Witmore is using 21st-century tools to analyze the Bard's work. When data-mining techniques borrowed from the sciences and business research were applied to classic Shakespearean plays, surprising discoveries were made

(from Fast Company via Brian Smith). I'm not sure all the conclusions mentioned are very useful: machines don't need to tell us what is funny and what is serious.

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