Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Which Words Are The Most Metal?

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An ex-physicist turned data scientist decided to measure the "metalness" of words. He scrapped www.darklyrics.com, cleaned up the data, identified languages and split albums into songs to get a dataset containing lyrics to 222,623 songs from 7,364 bands spread over 22,314 albums to find the words most frequently used in heavy metal songs compared to their use in standard English. Here's what he came up with:

MOST METAL WORDS
RankWordMetalness
1burn3.81
2cries3.63
3veins3.59
4eternity3.56
5breathe3.54
6beast3.54
7gonna3.53
8demons3.53
9ashes3.51
10soul3.40


LEAST METAL WORDS
RankWordMetalness
1particularly-6.47
2indicated-6.32
3secretary-6.29
4committee-6.16
5university-6.09
6relatively-6.08
7noted-5.85
8approximately-5.75
9chairman-5.69
10employees-5.67



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