For this project I chose the whole text in Jorge Luis Borges “Labyrinths” and I was curious to find out which words were the most frequent and from those which ones where meaningful to me. After running the text through HyperPo I distilled the following list which I consider to be words that have a special meaning for Borges (The numbers are the number of frequencies.):
I then marked with XML the minimum amount of text that could be a phrase around each word. I wanted to be able to “see” all the contexts of each word as a whole. For example:
… He was seeking a soul worthy of participating in the universe….
I resorted to having two lists: One with all the phrases where “space” or “time” are mentioned, and another one with all the phrases where “universe” or “world” are mentioned. Every time you would land on a square you would have a phrase displayed, creating a new mode of reading the original text.