I’ve been meaning to blog this 2014 use of Voyant Tools for some time. Which Words Are Used To Describe White And Black NFL Prospects?. Deadspin did a neat project where they gathered pre-drafting scout reports on black and white football players and then analyzed them with Voyant showing how some words are used more for white or black players.
They then did something really neat – they created a simple interactive where you could enter words and see the distribution (per 10,000 words) from the two corpora (white players or black players.) This way people could explore words like “natural”. The comments are interesting too – though I’m not sure everyone understands that the size of the corpora were different.