These are the end products formulated by the digital tools used to create the analysis of the text from both published and unpublished letters written by soldiers. This project came from work and study done within a "Digital Histories" course at Clemson University. Class instruction material can be viewed at another blog site on wordpress.com by clicking the button below.
The first volume that I extracted letters from was a book called "War Letters of a Public-School Boy, Paul Jones." This was published in 1918 and can be found on the Gutenberg.org site. www.gutenberg.or/ebooks/29333. Below is a word cloud created by the letters within the volume.
The following graphs were from the same letters and show the trend of the core words 'war' and 'home.' This is a general fluctuation of the percentage that the words appear throughout the three grouping of letters. More analysis will be performed at a later time on these letters.
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Notes from the Author
The word clouds in each case study are generated either by importing text from published letters found on Gutenberg.org or importing the transcribed letter text from my personal collections.