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Aging-related Changes in Agatha Christie’s Vocabulary

In a recently-presented scientific paper, Ian Lancashire and Graeme Hirst from the University of Toronto’s Department of English and Department of Computer Science demonstrate changes in the vocabulary used in Agatha Christie’s later novels. The professors digitized 14 Christie novels (and included two more available in the Gutenberg online text archive), and then, with the aid [...]