This page classifies user-input text as belonging to one of the schools of philosophy in the database. It provides a breakdown of the classification, identifying words that caused the model to choose one school over another. Classification can be done based on your own texts or on a given twitter username.
Here it is possible to compare, for example, how Plato uses the word 'beauty' to how it is used by Aristotle. A set of Word2Vec models based on pre-trained GloVe embeddings enables us to explore exactly what each school and author means when they use key terms.
To get a quick picture of a text, school, or author, it can be useful to start with some basic stats. This page provides information about most frequently used words and bigrams, as well as basic stats like average sentence length for every source in the corpus.
When I was in grad school, I wished many times that I could find every time Kant uses 'transcendental' without having to flip endlessly back and forth from an index. Now that dream is a reality. Simply choose a source and a word or phrase to search, and you'll be rewarded with a table containing all occurances of that word in the given source.
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