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Python code for some simple examples of "literary sleuthing":
- Estimating the proportion of poetry-to-prose in a volume, based on the proportion of capitalized letters (Coleridge wrote a lot more prose than Keats did!)
- Making use of the incidence of a word’s occurrence to draw inferences (Little Dorrit by Charles Dickens mentions "prison" a lot more than his Bleak House does!)
- Identifying that volume in a workset in which a specified word occurs the most times (Which of the English romantic poets was the greatest "dream"-er among them all?)
Underwood, Ted. June 3, 2014. "A window on the twentieth century may be about to open." The Stone and the Shell. Blog. http://tedunderwood.com/2014/06/03/a-window-on-the-twentieth-century-may-be-about-to-open/