Day: May 11, 2015

What is San-Antonio all about ?

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Does the  word cloud above  provide an answer to the question asked in the title of this post ? And is that of any use to anyone?  The cloud  is based on the titles from the 175 novels published in the crime series “The investigations of Commissaire San-Antonio”. Does is tell us something we did not know about San-Antonio ? And if we don’t know who San-Antonio is, or haven’t read his books does it help us forming a first impression? Does it allow us to find a way through his work?  But maybe what we are being told here is not so much something about San-Antonio, but  about distant reading. How do you go about with the material which raw (or refined) data gives you? How do you start building a narrative, and research questions around it? Continue reading

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