As the year is almost over, it’s time to review my one and only resolution that I've been sticking to for the past four years: the Goodreads Reading Challenge. For 2019 I set quite a reasonable goal of reading 24 books, an average of two per month. To combine my love for literature and data… Continue reading Goodreads Reading Challenge 2019
Am 23. April ist Welttag des Buches und des Urheberrechts (WBU)! Seit 1995, auf Initiative der UNESCO, werden an diesem Tag weltweit das Lesen, die Bücher und die Rechte der Autoren gefeiert. Der 23. April hat eine symbolische Bedeutung für Literatur, denn an diesem Tag sind viele prominente Autoren gestorben, darunter William Shakespeare, Miguel Cervantes und… Continue reading Zum Weltbuchtag: welche Bücher werden in Österreich publiziert?
Web scraping is a method of automatically gathering data from websites in a structured manner and saving it into a local database or spreadsheet. Why would you do this? Maybe you want to compare the prices of similar products from different companies, or generate leads for your sales team, or find trend in a certain… Continue reading Web Scraping IMDb with R
Goodreads is an amazing platform for tracking and organizing your reading, discovering new books, and sharing reviews or recommandations with friends. I downloaded my library (from My Books > Tools > Import and Export > Export Library), which included the book titles, authors' names, publishing year, number of pages, the average book rating on goodreads… Continue reading Insights from my 6 years of data on goodreads
Wednesday marked the first day of the last summer month and I celebrated by presenting a poster at the 5th Linguistics Meetup Berlin-Potsdam, hosted at the Potsdam University. Whereas last year I gave a talk about the impairment of concrete vs. abstract words in semantic dementia, this year I contributed with a poster about my ongoing… Continue reading Fear and loathing @ 5. Linguistik Meetup in Potsdam