<-- Advertise here.

bibleQuran [pitchinteractive.com] by datavis design firm Pitch Interactive reveals the frequency of word usage between two of the most important holy books: the Bible and the Quran.

The densely populated interactive visualization allows people to search for any word (and similar variations of that word) to explore its frequency in both texts. As each verse is always visible, one is able to compare the relative density of ideas and topics between both passages. For instance, one could select verbs that represent acts of 'terror' or 'love', and investigate which book discusses the topics more. The appropriate little rectangles, each representing an according verse, which include such this chosen word, are then highlighted, and can be read in detail by hovering the mouse over them.

Via @albertocairo.

See also:
. Vizualizing 340,000 Bible Cross References
. Visualizing the Bible
. Comparing the Holy Scriptures
. Bible Exegesis
. Bible Information Diagrams
. Bible Timeline
. Gospel Spectrum




Its synonym generator makes the comparisons rather pointless, since the desired search terms are drowned in strange cognates.

Kill and Break are synonyms
Fig, Dress and Array are synonyms.

Mon 31 Oct 2011 at 4:24 PM

Though I wouldn't go so far to say the wordnik synonym API is "pointless", it does have some noticeable flaws that we have asked about, but do not expect wordnik to resolve this.

Nevertheless, we are working on an update that allows you to turn on/off the API as well as individual words in the synonym list.


Mon 31 Oct 2011 at 5:20 PM

Interesting topic. This is a cool tool if you were doing comparisons of multiple religious books. Any idea if you will add other religious holy books to the comparisons like Hindu, Buddha, or other texts?


Fri 04 Nov 2011 at 2:12 AM

I think that this cooperation doesn't make sense in the way they have got it done. Of course the graph looks good but I still believe the could compare how this impacts the reader not what is frequently of something

Mon 21 Nov 2011 at 8:43 PM
Commenting has been temporarily disabled.