Archive | January 2019

You might be Millner

If words like “Army”, “Camp”, “march”, “Day”, “pitch”, and “Leagues” outnumber many common stopwords…

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You might be a campaign journal.

And if the fifth-most common word token is “d”, and if “Duke” and “Prince” are close behind, and if you capitalize your common nouns, you are pretty well assur’d that you are, in fact, an 18th century Campaign Journal.

Millner’s Compendious Journal (1733), to be precise.

For those moderns sticklers for method, lowercasing the text doesn’t invalidate the point:

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Now, cleaning the dirty OCRed text? That’s another matter…

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