Saturday, September 4, 2010

Lexponential: Little Brother

Corey Doctorow is great, he puts his books online under a creative commons license, so they're especially easy to run through the lexponential software. A few days ago, I ran Little Brother through Lexi, and here are a few interesting bits:
  • There were approximately 107,000 words in the novel, and just less than 10,000 different words.
  • 5,054 of the words were only used once
  • 90% of words in the novel are in a list only 2437 items long
  • 70% of words in the novel are in a list only 352 items long
  • 50% of words in the novel are in a list only 77 items long
  • the 12 most often used words in the novel constitute 25% of all the words it contains

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