January 17, 2008

Tag cloud for the Iliad

Here are the top 200 tags (words? subjects? themes?) in the Iliad, per IBM Research.

Neither Paris nor Helen makes the list. Either Homer couldn’t stay on topic, or else the ostensible reasons for the war had little to do with the real issues. I say it’s the latter. Plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose.

Evidently one can upload one’s own data there to make one’s own visualizations.


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