Sample Project

Network relation visualization of viral texts

Viral Texts Project, by Ryan Cordell et al.

The Viral Texts project examines pre-Civil War newspapers in America to see what made texts “go viral,” or get reprinted, throughout the century. This visualization shows shared reprints of in newspapers from 1836-1860.


Sample Data Sets


  • Voyant Tools – word frequencies, concordance, word clouds, visualizations
  • TAPorWare – directory of data cleaning, annotating, and analysis tools
  • Lexos – easy web based tool for visualizing text files, includes clickable preprocessing settings