Mapping World Literature

20 minutes


English is Yet Another Book Scanning/Parsing Effort.
A potential copyright infringement minefield, book scanning has been taken up my many venerable entities, such as Google and others, only to stop at the hammer of a judge.
I am not trying to replicate any of these efforts, instead, I want to scan every book I can, in order to organize all of the world's literature by location.
As such, different from other book scanning projects, this is only a large research application into the link between literature and the physical world.
Using Geo::Parser::Text, a geoparser written in perl, I am doing just that. At the project website you can browse books on a map, or read only those lines in the book which mention locations in a geographic context. You may also help grow the project by uploading books on the geoparser. 

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