Trying to Do a Word Count in The Odyssey

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Dale Courtney | Forum Activity | Posted: Wed, Dec 28 2016 4:36 PM

I'm reading thru Homer's "Odyssey" using the Perseus Library on Logos 6. 

I'm trying to get a word count of how often each of the major characters appears in The Odyssey. 

I see how to do that with Bible references, but not with a resource like "The Odyssey." 

Does anyone have any suggestions? 

Thanks in advance. 

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Dale

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Dave Hooton | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 28 2016 6:13 PM

Dale Courtney:
I see how to do that with Bible references,

A word count of a name like Odysseus should suffice? You don't need a special syntax and <Person Odysseus>  wouldn't work anyway.

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Dale Courtney | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 28 2016 7:27 PM

That's actually what I'm trying to do: to get a list of the number of times each of the characters (proper nouns) appears in the text. 

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Keep Smiling 4 Jesus :) | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 28 2016 9:42 PM

Odyessey (Greek) has lemma tagging so Morph search analysis can be used for counting:

lemma:Ζεύς ,lemma:Ὀδυσσεύς ,lemma:Ποσειδῶν ,lemma:Ποσειδεών ,lemma:Ἀθήνη ,lemma:Τηλέμαχος ,lemma:Μέγης ,lemma:Ναιάς ,lemma:Μήδη ,lemma:Πηνελόπεια, lemma:Πάρις ,lemma:Ἀχαί̈ος ,lemma:Ἀπόλλων, lemma:Δῖος, lemma:Ἀρεύς , lemma:Ἀρή

Searching Odyssey (Greek) for Vocative Nominative Nouns encountered Morph Search limit of 10,000 results. Names are capitalized, which was helpful for creating a list of lemmas that could be expanded with more characters.

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MJ. Smith | Forum Activity | Replied: Wed, Dec 28 2016 11:45 PM

Can you run a concordance?

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Dale Courtney | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 29 2016 5:11 AM

Thanks, but I don't have that tool available to me. :( 

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Dale Courtney | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 29 2016 5:18 AM

Thank you. That worked perfectly. 

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JT (alabama24) | Forum Activity | Replied: Thu, Dec 29 2016 6:12 AM

Dale Courtney:
Thanks, but I don't have that tool available to me. :( 

FYI - The concordance tool is an L7 feature and is available with a "Logos Now" membership.

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