Generating and Analyzing Social Networks from Plays' scripts
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With the emergence of digitization, large text corpora are now available online which provides humanities scholars an opportunity to explore digital humanities world leveraging the use of computational techniques. Here we present social network of 37 Shakespeare Plays. These plays were parsed using TEI encoded xml files of the plays. Clicking on a particular node or edge displays the various metrics calculated on that node or edge.
Since the technique is highly extensible, future work can be extended for fast and detailed literary analysis of plays written in different languages or to study change in writing style of scholars over a period of time.
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