Six Degrees of Francis Bacon
Georgetown & Carnegie Mellon University researchers mined biographies in the Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (approximately 62 million words) to map who knew whom between 1500-1700. The result: a visual social network.
Mining the Dispatch
Created by Robert K. Nelson, Director of the Digital Scholarship Lab at the University of Richmond, “Mining the Dispatch” applies topic modeling to the full run of the Richmond Daily Dispatch from 1860 to 1865. The resulting visualizations and analyses explore changes and continuities in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond.