Here is an interesting website that lets you search for trends in the dialogue of about 87,000 movies and TV shows- the Bookworm website. It helps you to search trends using subtitles from the Opensubtitles database.
Say you want to know whether a particular word of your interest appears a lot in a TV show or not. Bookworm site makes it really simple for you.
Using search trends subtitles Bookworm website:
You just have to go to http://movies.benschmidt.org/.
You can now add as many words as you want using the “+” button, or reduce the words using the “-” button.
Enter the words that you want to search in the TV show or movie.
Next, choose the medium, whether it is a TV show or movie or something unknown.
Now, click Search.
Voila! The search trends subtitles is just in front of you in the form of a graph.
You can hover over any point of the graph and click on it to get the subtitles during that year.
You can choose a subtitle from that list.
You will be directed to the Opensubtitles page for downloading the particular subtitles file.
The graph is plotted as Words per Million along Y-axis and Year along X-axis by default.
You can also change your preferences in the settings. You can choose whether you want to analyze it by Year/ Season/ Episode. The period can also be chosen.
You can also choose whether you want to analyse by % of words/ % of texts/ word count/ text count.
You can also prefer to search with sensitive case or not.
So, just go ahead and visually explore the lexical trends in TV shows or movies.
http://movies.benschmidt.org/ is one of the many sites that uses OpenSubtitles API. Enjoy the free subtitles service of opensubtitles and if you like it, consider making a small donation.
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