Data science & Uncarnate lyrics

Any geeks out there?

Adam (serving as composer & producer for Uncarnate) is a data scientist and Natural Language Processing enthusiast in his professional life, which inspired him to make a simple analysis of Wojtek’s lyrics. The question was:

Which words are most characteristic of Uncarnate lyrics? Which words stand out most visibly when compared to “standard English”?

Perhaps this question would be best answered by a linguist. In the absence of one, we resorted to simple Natural Language Processing and basic text mining / data analysis techniques. Armed with Python, Spacy NLP library and a Jupyter notebook there was no mystery left. Below you can see most characteristic words from Wojtek’s writings. The bigger a word, the more it departs from common English vocabulary.


Here is the full record of the exercise:

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