AI 3

by Javantea
Oct 2, 2012

Double-click any word to get uses of that word.
Use Words Used Together to find sentences that have two or more words used together. This url also supports multiple values up to seven. To include period, you must use an underscore like "_." so that it isn't interpreted as the current directory. For example: U S . feminist is used in 5 sentences.

Use Search to find words that contain a string. This is quite useful when you need to look for words with a certain prefix, suffix, or part. It is also useful for finding different uses (plural, root, dash, possesive uses, and so forth).

Collocation is an incredibly powerful tool similar to Words Used Together. Instead of finding words that are in the same sentence, it finds words used next to each other. Collocation of a word shows you what words are used after that word, not before that word. Clicking any of the linked pairs gives you all sentences that have both words together. For example I like is a very useful collocation. Collocations for very popular words are slow (the takes 17 seconds) so don't visit that page repeatedly.

By repeatedly looking at the most probable collocation word, a sentence emerges:
the first time , and the United States , the same time .
Unfortunately it doesn't make as much sense as xkcd's comic about Markov chains. This collocation feature lacks Markov chains which would make more sensical sentences.

Use Popular Words to find the most commonly used words. Punctuation is considered a word even though it isn't actually a word. This is so we can properly account for them in the sequence of a sentence.

Use Popular Sentences to find sentences that use Popular Words. The algorithm to find a popular sentence is:

Sum(words.uses) / Count(words).
If you hover over the sentence marker sentence, you can get these values. The reason why Popular Sentences seems broken (it's not) is because sentence fragments with popular words and punctuation float to the top. If you want the good stuff, go a few pages in.

Paragraph pages (ex. Crime) are incredibly useful and allow you to page through an article paragraph by paragraph. Currently there is a known bug with lists, but everything else should be reasonably working.

Learn more about the data sources.