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Saturday, October 09, 2021

Just the Punctuation

In 2016 researcher Adam J. Calhoun wrote some Python code to strip the words from famous novels and found that novels’ differing styles were easily mappable via punctuation.

Writer Clive Thompson, inspired by Calhoun’s Python program and data visualizations, has made a free web tool—”just the punctuation”—where you can paste in any piece of text and receive the punctuation.

Here’s Sally Rooney’s “Unread Messages,” an excerpt from Beautiful World, Where Are You:

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