Looking at people through their words

 
Comparison of writing styles and topics.
 
Prepared on: Tue May 23 22:59:36 EDT 2006
Use stemmer: TRUE
Phrase arity: 1
Unique words: 6,450
Summary of subjects
Martin Fowler: 4 articles; 170,847 chars; 2,083 unique words
Joel Spolsky: 7 articles; 149,510 chars; 2,666 unique words
Noam Chomsky: 4 articles; 180,372 chars; 3,506 unique words
Clay Shirky: 5 articles; 115,960 chars; 2,285 unique words
Dr. Phil McGraw: 5 articles; 1,689 chars; 96 unique words
Vocabulary shared between all subjects
|will100 |can96 |time90 |any88 |need87 |want85 |thing84 |create83 |matter82 |design81 |place80 |come80 |may80 |might80 |being80 |follow79 |manage79 |learn79 |change78 |plan78 |before78 |question77 |include77 |understand77 |give77 |ways77 |best77 |takes76 |complete76 |help76 |live75 |must75 |accept74 |life74 |active73 |tradition73 |step73 |purpose72 |account72 |together71 |critics71 |goes70 |story70 |communicate70 |encourage67 |hit67 |discover67 |maybe67 |use66 |people65 |because63 |work63 |much63 |call62 |system62 |only62 |its61 |very61 |year61 |many61 |world61 |us61 |program61 |does61
Vocabulary specific to each subject
Martin FowlerJoel SpolskyNoam ChomskyClay ShirkyDr. Phil McGraw
|dsl100 |inject88 |workbench85 |dsls84 |software82 |agile79 |mock77 |use74 |language72 |representation65 |develop56 |test54 |constructor47 |file45 |abstract43 |object40 |configure40 |program39 |located37 |approach37 |stub36 |people35 |interface35 |state-based35 |methodology33 |oriented33 |differ32 |iterative32 |finder32 |xml30 |xp30 |interaction-based29|window100 |hungarian71 |software70 |code57 |microsoft56 |bug52 |use49 |string45 |charge38 |joel37 |pointer37 |custom36 |work36 |people36 |because35 |program33 |api33 |java31 |cs30 |ok29 |really29 |develop29 |variable29 |tester29 |computer29 |write28 |asp26 |buy26 |web26 |know25 |college25 |nobody24|terror100 |state39 |terrorist39 |israeli34 |bomb30 |us29 |military27 |israel26 |mai25 |war25 |president22 |democracy20 |nation19 |nicaragua19 |palestinian19 |washington18 |crime18 |government16 |aggression16 |attack16 |bush16 |lebanon15 |press15 |its14 |right14 |chomsky14 |intern14 |civilian13 |elected13 |domestic13 |official13 |american13|web100 |group94 |user92 |software90 |weblog80 |social78 |pattern67 |people54 |because52 |semantic42 |blog41 |converse36 |online35 |system35 |student32 |work31 |publish31 |ca31 |traffic29 |distribute28 |use28 |school27 |syllogism27 |assert24 |bion24 |itp24 |world24 |defend23 |scarcity22 |usenet22 |mail21 |list21|family100 |rituals55 |factor55 |rhythm55 |crisis45 |child36 |parent36 |children27 |meaningful18 |step-by-step18 |alcohol18 |navigate18 |mitzvahs18 |unsettling18 |phenomenal18 |chronically18 |ill18 |bath18 |baptism18 |self-respect18 |encounter18 |bedtime18 |adjust18 |rite-of-passage18 |addicted14 |dialogue14 |glimpse14 |celebrate14 |consciously14 |ears14 |phil14 |chapter14
Subject resources used for this analysis
Martin FowlerJoel SpolskyNoam ChomskyClay ShirkyDr. Phil McGraw