Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Kindle X-ray Visual Concordancer
Recent Kindle Convert: X-ray. You got this function on your Kindle?
Earlier Kindler Enthusiast: What’s it do?
Recent Kindle Convert: It’s a reference tool. It lists common characters in a book, or locations, or themes, or ideas.
Earlier Kindler Enthusiast: Not on mine.
Recent Kindle Convert: I’ll show you. The book I’m reading at the moment is Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adachie. It’s about Nigerians living between the U.S. and Nigeria. The names are beautiful but not so easy. X-ray can show how often the characters appear which suggests their importance to the narrative. See? By page and chapter and book.
Earlier Kindler Enthusiast: Nice tool.
X-ray works as a concordancer.
As a visual text analyzer.