Those following the Criminal Intent project may wish to experiment themselves with a related project that does text mining on Victorian books. In particular, the team at Mason plans to compare some of the topic graphs from the nineteenth century with subject matter in the Old Bailey. And while you’re exploring some of those graphs, be sure to read the caveats, which likely apply here as well.
At the Mind the Gap workshop a Criminal Intent team experimented with a number of promising data visualization and mining techniques. For example we tried a “data warehouse” visual comparison model using the Tableau software on data formatted for it. The image above shows how we can compare based on structural information. Here is a visualization using correspondence analysis.
Now we have to select the most promising and develop the ideas.