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each book in Amazon's Search Inside!™ program now features statistics computed from the text. next to a word cloud illustrating the most frequently used terms in a book, the statistical data includes indicators about a book's readability (i.e. the number of years of formal education required to read & understand a passage of text) & complexity (i.e. a score illustrating reading ease), the number of characters, words & sentences, & the "amount of words per dollar" or physical "weight".

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2 COMMENTS

interesting use of statistics. realli helpful! looking forward to the expansion of this feature.

Mon 29 Oct 2007 at 5:24 PM

I tried to calculate the average number of characters per word based on the piblished number (i.e. devide # of characters by # of words). Below are some averages which didn't make a lot of sense. Please advice. Thanks


Examples titles:

Feeding the gulls: 15.7 characters per word
How Many Fish?: 14.7 characters per word
my special space: 10.2 characters per word

Thu 15 Oct 2009 at 2:08 AM
Adel Kamel
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