Looking at people through their words

 
Comparison of writing styles and topics.
 
Prepared on: Tue May 23 23:00:24 EDT 2006
Use stemmer: TRUE
Phrase arity: 2
Unique words: 45,238
Summary of subjects
Martin Fowler: 4 articles; 170,847 chars; 12,268 unique words
Joel Spolsky: 7 articles; 149,510 chars; 11,180 unique words
Noam Chomsky: 4 articles; 180,372 chars; 13,946 unique words
Clay Shirky: 5 articles; 115,960 chars; 8,750 unique words
Dr. Phil McGraw: 5 articles; 1,689 chars; 137 unique words
Vocabulary shared between all subjects
|people can100 |years ago99 |can find97 |many ways97 |very use97 |pretty much96 |tell us95 |will find95 |next year95 |use us94 |many people85 |can use84 |web application84 |people work83 |last year83 |little bit83 |people real82 |real world82 |people use82 |web site82 |early days81 |programmers us81 |system use81 |many years81 |can look81 |months later81 |mailing list81 |ca tell81 |point view81 |will start81 |does matter81 |bad idea81 |ten years81 |large scale81 |because use81 |reason why81 |makes sense81 |can start81 |someone else81 |code reader81 |can read81 |good reason81 |only use81 |interesting thing81 |very much81 |application developed81 |software because80 |large number80 |will look80 |write code80 |done us80 |ways can80 |whole point80 |will talk80 |every time80 |things can80 |kind thing80 |time us80 |can only80 |because know80 |everyone else80 |much work80 |can give80 |interface using80
Vocabulary specific to each subject
Martin FowlerJoel SpolskyNoam ChomskyClay ShirkyDr. Phil McGraw
|language workbench100 |software developer57 |service locator55 |language oriented45 |agile method44 |configuration file41 |state-based test38 |abstract representation34 |oriented programming34 |external dsl33 |interaction-based test33 |primary object30 |internal dsl27 |mock object25 |dependency injection25 |secondary object23 |adaptive process20 |base language20 |extreme programming20 |programming language20 |inversion control16 |text file16 |editable representation16 |setter injection16 |configuration code14 |interaction tests14 |intentional software14 |iterative development14 |martin fowler12 |domain experts12 |concrete syntax12 |xml configure12|hungarian notation100 |windows api100 |coding convention89 |operating system88 |joel spolsky78 |request name67 |computer science67 |apps hungarian61 |visual basic58 |wrong code56 |fog creek50 |raymond chen50 |demand curve50 |systems hungarian50 |line code50 |memory managed44 |joel software44 |msdn magazine39 |contents copyright39 |contents pages39 |represent opinions39 |developers developing39 |copyright 1999-200639 |pointers recursion39 |joel39 |opinions person39 |person contents39 |consumer surplus39 |part joel39 |joelonsoftware com39 |http www39 |spolsky rights39|international terror100 |united states84 |human rights56 |domestic constituencies35 |terrorist act32 |middle east29 |york times26 |terrorist operation26 |security council26 |prime minister26 |war crime26 |el salvador26 |state terror26 |us israel24 |state department24 |proxy forces24 |fast track24 |public arena24 |pirates emperors21 |reagan administration21 |washington post21 |international law21 |terrorist attack21 |occupied territories21 |white house21 |necessary illusions21 |bush administration21 |health care18 |great beast18 |use force18 |client state18 |central america18|semantic web100 |social software80 |power law66 |web school60 |law distribution40 |conference call37 |core group34 |teachers run26 |weblog world26 |mailing list23 |situated software23 |large long-lived23 |reputation system20 |inbound link20 |software support20 |defend themselves20 |worst enemy17 |small group17 |social issues17 |good standing17 |group will17 |its worst17 |long-lived groups17 |groups people17 |part because15 |real world14 |talking another14 |artificial intelligence14 |social system14 |ease use14 |group user14 |group its13|family life100 |promote rhythm100 |traditions family100 |crisis will100 |rituals traditions100 |children ears50 |place overcoming50 |being family50 |rituals bath50 |rough waters50 |plan place50 |chronically ill50 |parent purpose50 |overcoming tough50 |critical being50 |encounter crisis50 |factor critical50 |family must50 |family steps50 |best chance50 |hit matter50 |maybe discover50 |designed crisis50 |family maybe50 |stuff before50 |will impact50 |family may50 |step-by-step plan50 |addicted drugs50 |crisis comes50 |establish meaningful50 |meaningful dialogue50
Subject resources used for this analysis
Martin FowlerJoel SpolskyNoam ChomskyClay ShirkyDr. Phil McGraw