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Gigategy » A Data Scientist Crunched the Numbers to Find the Most Heavy Metal Word in the English Language

A Data Scientist Crunched the Numbers to Find the Most Heavy Metal Word in the English Language

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The primary purpose of speaking and writing is to sound as cool as possible at all times, and now a data scientist has given us the specific keywords we need to impress our peers, no matter where we are. In a post on Degenerate State, the scientist took the lyrics off DarkLyrics.com ,“the largest metal lyrics archive on the web,” from a database of 222,623 songs by 7,634 bands to analyze the most and least metal words. Comparing the DarkLyrics data with the Brown Corpus —a 1961 collection of English-language documents (no song lyrics) that is “the first of the modern, computer readable, general corpora”—the data scientist found the top 20 most and least metal words. Here’s a sampling: Read more…

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A Data Scientist Crunched the Numbers to Find the Most Heavy Metal Word in the English Language

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