Today, Jonathan Hope introduced us to the tools made by the Visualizing English Print project, beginning with Ubiquity, a tool that allows you to perform word frequency calculations resulting in a csv file as well as to create html pages of your plain-text files that visualize the occurrence of the word. Using Shakespeare’s plays, people visualized using pen, paper, clay, tape, and sticks.

[pictures coming soon]

I uploaded 7 ECCO-TCP texts to the tool

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and got some interesting results, searching for the cateogries “Love,” “Secresy,” and “Money.”

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Here is a resulting HTML page:

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Early Modern Digital Agendas Summer Institute at the Folger