Love him and his music or not, Bob Dylan is considered by many to be one of the greatest lyricists of all time. He has recorded 36 studio albums, written hundreds of songs, and is still touring the world, performing at dozens of concerts each year. Not bad for a 74-year-old grandpa who started his career more than 5 decades ago. He’s been recognized so many times that Wikipedia has a separate page to list all of his awards and nominations.
But what is it that draws people to his songs? Do his lyrics have a particular essence? Are they happy or sad? Does Dylan sing primarily about himself and his experiences? What words does he use most frequently?
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Nice work has been done here!
Text mining and Sentiment analysis in one great expression.
I would like to go farther and try to get the pattern or tendency of some of his great messages. Well, this is part of the Sentiment Analysis idea. Anyway, “the answer my friend is Blowing In The Wind”.
Simply put, this is fantastic!! Your attention to detail, the analysis, and the clarity of the story are unparalleled!!
Thank you, Gregory. I’m really glad you find the viz engaging.
I love your site here.
I have had similar idea, but looking at visualisation using R.
Ideas was to look at themes and then try and data mine themes – R has a themes package.
I will let you know what I come up with.
You have convinced me on Tableau – but it is charge no?
All the best Andrew Meyenn
I don’t know what viz is, or scrape means, or the use of tableau and much more. I’m glad people are enthused but you lost me. i’ll go back over it again to see if it i get it.