I trained a convolutional neural network to recognize paragraphs containing literary description, and then ran it on a corpus of British literature from the 19th and early 20th centuries. To my surprise, proportions of descriptive paragraphs DECREASE over time. Play with the interactive plot here (but be warned, it's still very much a work in progress): dissertation.jonreeve.com/03-i

If you do data visualization in Haskell, check out Plotlyhs, the library I've forked and am now maintaining. You can use it to make interactive charts using , but leveraging the functional goodness of . Pull requests welcome! Version 0.2.3 is now live on Hackage: hackage.haskell.org/package/pl

Unpopular opinion: academics (not just in STEM) should try out #Linux. Not because of some deep philosophical FOSS reason, but just because it's quieter and you can customise it to fit your workflow. That's it.

I'm also using @moaparty's moa.party cross-poster to cross-post between microblogging platforms. Apologies in advance for any hiccups caused by this!

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I'm moving to hcommons.social, the Mastodon instance by our friends @humcommons. If you're interested in doing the same, find a nice guide to it at @djnavarro's post here: blog.djnavarro.net/posts/2022- and a list of academic users here: github.com/nathanlesage/academ.

Hi! Here's an . I'm Jonathan Reeve, and I work in computational approaches to literary study, using , , , , and methods of , in languages like and .

I maintain open-editions.org, which collects XML editions of James and other writers; corpus-db.org, an API for literary corpora; and text-matcher, a text reuse detection engine. More of my projects are up at github.com/JonathanReeve.

I'm a PhD student in English and Comparative Literature, in my final year at Columbia University, writing a dissertation which models visuality in British .

As a long-term Mastodon user, I'm happy to see a taking place, and even happier that it's happening through my old employer (in a previous iteration), HCommons! I was j0_0n on Twitter: twitter.com/j0_0n. Check out my blog at jonreeve.com.


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