Text Analysis and Place Promotion for GEOG 1103

I am looking at some data from┬áDelta’s Sky Magazine and the City Profiles and how the section promotes cities, states and regions. Here I am comparing Columbia, South Carolina’s insert with the set of articles discussing the state of Kansas. Document 1 is the Columbia document and unsurprisingly, there are more references to the words “city” and “university” than seen inthe Kansas section (Document 2.) There are other visualizations that Voyant-Tools offers (http://voyant-tools.org) including Cirrus, a word cloud visualization. This one, Trends, allows for comparison of key terms across documents.

In Spring 2017, GEOG 1103 will be using this tool for making comparisons between four Sky Magazine City Profiles sections.

 

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