Project Quintessence is an excellent tool for text-based data analysis. Quintessence, produced by UC Davis Datalab, draws on 60,000 texts to generate in-depth analytics for word meanings, word frequencies and text topics.

The image here is a graph from the Project Quintessence “Word Frequency” page, comparing the frequency of the words “faustus” and “tamburlaine” over time. Click the graph to go straight to the “Word Frequency” page or click here to go to the Quintessence home page.

A graph comparing the frequency of the words "faustus" and "tamburlaine" over time.
Project Quintessence: A Dynamic Explorer for Early Modern Texts, UC Davis DataLab. 2021. http://quintessence.ds.library.ucdavis.edu.
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