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Patterns in The Book of Mormoms

Let’s find the repeated phrases in the Book of Mormom. The text is available here. Here is cleaned text with Gutenberg project text removed. You can cut & paste it into MegaPatterns. First let’s look at the longest repeats, it is repeated once. It is about the kids that are small enough to carry in your arms. Thus saith the Lord God: Behold, I will lift up mine hand to the Gentiles, and set up my standard to the people; and they shall bring thy sons in their arms, and thy daughters shall be carried upon their shoulders....

February 5, 2024 · 1507 words · Ray Pereda

Patterns in Black Lives Matter Manifesto

SUMMARY: The Black Lives Matter Global Network believes that “state-sanctioned violence and anti-Black racism” is the political problem in America today, and repeated it twice. Black Lives Matter sounds like an obvious true slogan, but it also the name of a political group. I recommend you search the internet for “black lives matter” “what we believe” At the top, you will find a manifesto, a declaration of the intentions and views political organization....

August 24, 2020 · 775 words · Ray Pereda

Patterns in Instagram Comments

Have you ever seen a huge list of comments on a social media post and thought “A summary would be nice”? For example, consider this post on Instagram by The Rock https://www.instagram.com/p/BmHGYvvl0wD/ He is taking a picture with a Beluga Whale. It used have 31K comments, but now there are none. I tried to download the comments text and see if I can summarize with tools. In 2019, I tried downloading the comments....

May 31, 2020 · 984 words · Ray Pereda

Patterns in Trump's 2020 State of the Union Address

Trump just delivered an excellent State of the Union speech. Here’s the plain text of the report. Let’s mine for patterns for in the text. Here is a sample of the most repeated phrases. without any preprocessing. This is output of the free website megapatterns.com Below are handpicked phrases that catch my eye as representative of style and content. Count Phrase 88 we 34 will 29 American 29 I 24 Americans 24 people 24 us 18 America 11 the Congress 7 Tonight, 7 our country 5 the United States 3 the last year 2 , California, 4 asking the Congress to 3 we are going to 2 American workers and American 2 tonight, I am 2 have ended the war on 3 I am asking the Congress to This speech is about “we” and “will”....

February 4, 2020 · 288 words · Ray Pereda

Patterns in The Lord of the Rings

Let’s find the repeated phrases in The Lord of the Rings series. Here’s the plain text of Lord of the Rings series. These are short length phrases that tell me what is the topic of the story, a history in the past. # the repeated phrase 1031 Frodo 115 ' said Gandalf 67 There was a 67 there was a These are medium length phrases that strike my interests. The phrase show a style of story telling....

July 22, 2019 · 501 words · Ray Pereda