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The main characters in Watchmen are Rorschach, Nite Owl, Silk Spectre, The Comedian, Ozymandias and Dr. Manhattan. Of these, it looks like Rorschach is getting the most attention in the blogosphere.
March 06, 2009 in Film | Permalink
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perfect choice of title, & a fun visualization. i think a logarithmic scale might be more informative though.
March 09, 2009 at 02:04 AM
Matthew, I have not read the Watchmen graphic novel, given which I would naively have spelled the names of two of the characters Night Owl and Silk Specter, which is what occurred to me looking at the graph you generated. (Re: "spectre": this is America, dammit!)
So I tested BlogPulse. It does NOT lemmatize "spectre" and "specter" or "night" and "nite." It appears that one in eight bloggers use "specter" and one in four use "night." I can only wonder about other spelling variants or misspellings. In any case, the pulse accuracy is reduced.
Here's my query:
Seth Grimes |
March 10, 2009 at 01:13 PM
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