Sunday, November 01, 2009

Word frequency in Charny's Questions on War

Courtesy of Wordle (http://www.wordle.net/) I made a word cloud showing what words Charny used in his war questions. Click on the image to see the Wordle at proper size.

I am not surprised that "Charny" and "arms" are big; but I am rather taken aback by the size of "prisoner" and the near invisibility of "knight."

Wordle: Charny's Questions on War

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2 Comments:

Blogger Janice said...

Captain shows up fairly prominently. I wonder if "he" or "that one" or some such similar word (which Wordle filters out of word clouds) is being used to refer to the nearly absent knights?

10:02 PM  
Blogger Steve Muhlberger said...

For practical matters what seems to matter is whether one is a "man at arms" and not whether one is a knight. For some matters of honor whether one is a knight or a squire seems to be important.

9:04 AM  

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