This is really fascinating - graphically as well as content-wise. Love it…
Word Spectra by Chris Harrison explore word associations based on the Google bigram dataset. Each visualization                pits two primary terms against each other. Then, the use frequency                of words that follow these two terms are analysed. For example,                “war memorial” occurs 531,205 times, while “peace                memorial” occurs only 25,699. A position for each word is generated                by looking at the ratio of the two frequencies. If they are equal,                the word is placed in the middle of the scale. However, if there                is a imbalance in the uses, the word is drawn towards the more frequently                related term. This process is repeated for thousands of other word                combinations, creating a spectrum of word associations.

This is really fascinating - graphically as well as content-wise. Love it…

Word Spectra by Chris Harrison explore word associations based on the Google bigram dataset. Each visualization pits two primary terms against each other. Then, the use frequency of words that follow these two terms are analysed. For example, “war memorial” occurs 531,205 times, while “peace memorial” occurs only 25,699. A position for each word is generated by looking at the ratio of the two frequencies. If they are equal, the word is placed in the middle of the scale. However, if there is a imbalance in the uses, the word is drawn towards the more frequently related term. This process is repeated for thousands of other word combinations, creating a spectrum of word associations.

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