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1omargosh
Aug 4, 2018, 2:42pm Top

My next pony for today: Allow polysemous/homonymous tags to be split up into their different meanings, so that we could have a way for works on, say, the Turkey tag page, to get split out into their use in the country sense vs. their use in the bird sense. Then allow those divisions to be aliased into their respective "Turkey (country)" and "animals: turkey" pages or whatever. And all this while hopefully making such a feature more intuitive than author splitting/aliasing apparently is, since it seems to be a recurring source of confusion for many users.

This will allow for fewer lumper/splitter debates and frustrations, but of course, in true LT fashion, introduce others reasons to disagree, such as debating the finer points of whether a particular worked tagged Washington is referring to the president, the capital, the state, all of the above, none of the above, etc., etc. đź‘Ť

2timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 3:03pm Top

This is a good idea, and one I'd love to do. But I can't think how to do it. Or rather I can think of some ways, but they strike me as daunting.

Are you thinking members would sort the books across the tag? Suggest some other tags that it should be sorted by?

3timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 3:36pm Top

Okay, I've been thinking of ways. I can think of:

* tag intersections and minuses
* call numbers
* work similarity

I think it needs to be based on works. You decide to "split" Turkey into two meanings, and then assign some works between them. The system them (silently and in a black-box way) attempts to split unassigned works out based on the others. If it gets it wrong, people can suggest fixes to the algorithm or, when it gets good, just move it to the other side themselves.

What do you say?

4timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 3:44pm Top

Can someone think of some of the most irritating polysemous tags?

I have:

Turkey
Roman
Washington

5MarthaJeanne
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 3:58pm Top

Roma (different issue from Roman)

6timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 3:58pm Top

That's good.

7omargosh
Aug 4, 2018, 4:36pm Top

Yeah, indeed, I imagine this would be something difficult to implement and also pull off without unforeseen consequences. I suppose I had never imagined it as being something even partially automated, but let me go off and think about that for a bit (I suppose it could be something like tag translations that IIRC are tentatively based on Wikipedia translations unless/until a human comes along?). I was just imagining it originally as yet another crowdsourcing/Combiners activity.

As for examples, I would think any last name or first name by itself could use this. And, likewise, any tag that's also the name of a split author. I imagine a lot of royalty-related tags (names of kings and queens and such ... even just plain prince (the singer formerly known as) or queen (the band) or king (Stephen), come to think of it) might use this. I'll have to think a bit more for other examples to come to mind.

Unmentioned in my original post were other kinds of cases this doesn't quite solve but that are often debated in "why I voted" threads, like London, or hanes, or Everest, or Shakespeare, where usages with different meanings might not actually exists, or at least at a given time. This occasionally comes up with authors, that are sometimes split into one known author + unknown works (or no unknown works yet, but split for future-proofing or some other reason), and others undoing this since they disagree that a single known author should be split.

8timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 5:16pm Top

So, I went to "Roma" and put four works each into training sets for "Rome" and "Gypsy."

I then loaded all their tags and trained a Bayesian algorithm on them.

I then used the algorithm to classify all the other "Roma" books.

The next post is the result. I think it worked almost flawlessly.

9timspalding
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 6:02pm Top


Training set Gypsy

Bury Me Standing: The Gypsies and Their Journey by Isabel Fonseca
Zoli by Colum McCann
Invisible Murder by Lene Kaaberbøl
A History of the Gypsies of Eastern Europe and Russia by David M. Crowe
The Turkey Cookbook by Rick Rodgers

Training set Rome

Memoirs of Hadrian by Marguerite Yourcenar
The Aeneid by Virgil
Rome: The First Thousand Years by Indro Montanelli
SPQR: A History of Ancient Rome by Mary Beard

Automatic Classification:

Rome

I, Claudius by Robert Graves (15 tags) -- Rome 100%
Storia di Roma - Libri XXXI - XXXII by Tito Livio (13 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (13 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Secrets of Rome: Love and Death in the Eternal City by Corrado Augias (11 tags) -- Rome 100%
History of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius (11 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Fall of the Roman Empire: A New History of Rome and the Barbarians by Peter Heather (10 tags) -- Rome 100%
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius (9 tags) -- Rome 100%
Roma Rights. Quarterly Journal of the European Roma Rights Centre. Number 1 2005 by European Roma Rights Center., (8 tags) -- Rome 100%
Los asesinos del emperador by Santiago Posteguillo (8 tags) -- Rome 100%
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (8 tags) -- Rome 100%
The First Man in Rome by Colleen McCullough (8 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Conspiracy of Catiline by Sallust (8 tags) -- Rome 100%
Daily Life in Ancient Rome by JĂ©rĂ´me Carcopino (8 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Classical World: An Epic History from Homer to Hadrian by Robin Lane Fox (8 tags) -- Rome 100%
Las legiones malditas by Santiago Posteguillo (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
A Day in the Life of Ancient Rome: Daily Life, Mysteries, and Curiosities by Alberto Angela (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Roman Republic by Isaac Asimov (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
Gypsy Folk Tales by Diane Tong (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Roman Revolution by Ronald Syme (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: Rome by DK Publishing (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
Quo Vadis by Henryk Sienkiewicz (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Grass Crown by Colleen McCullough (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
Julian by Gore Vidal (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
Rubicon: The Last Years of the Roman Republic by Tom Holland (7 tags) -- Rome 100%
Rome: A Cultural, Visual, and Personal History by Robert Hughes (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Portable Gibbon: The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire by Edward Gibbon (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
Africanus. El Hijo del Consul (Spanish Edition) by Santiago Posteguillo (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
Roma by Steven Saylor (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
L'ultima Legione by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
That Awful Mess on Via Merulana by Carlo Emilio Gadda (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Annals by Tacitus (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
The ancient city; a study on the religion, laws and institutions of Greece and Rome by Fustel de Coulanges (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Satyricon by Petronius (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
Metamorphoses by Ovid (6 tags) -- Rome 100%
Historia de Roma I by Theodor Mommsen (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
Annibale by Gianni Granzotto (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
The History of Rome, Book III From the Union of Italy to the Subjugation of Carthage and the Greek States by Theodor Mommsen (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
Imperium by Robert Harris (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
Alix, tome 5 : La Griffe noire by Jacques Martin (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
Empire of Dragons by Valerio Massimo Manfredi (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Roman Empire by Isaac Asimov (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Romans by R. H. Barrow (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Silver Pigs by Lindsey Davis (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
Caesar's Women by Colleen McCullough (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
Caesar by Colleen McCullough (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Poems of Catullus by Catullus (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
Claudius the God: And His Wife Messalina by Robert Graves (5 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Scarlet and the Black 1983 film by Jerry London (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Jugurthine War by Sallust (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Historias de Roma by Enric Gonzalez (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
La traicion de Roma/ The Treachery of Rome (Spanish Edition) by Santiago Posteguillo (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Creator's Map: A Novel by Emilio CalderĂłn (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
El asombroso viaje de Pomponio Flato by Eduardo Mendoza (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
El siglo de Augusto by Pierre Grimal (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Giulio Cesare. Il dittatore democratico by Luciano Canfora (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Centurion by Simon Scarrow (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Mine Till Midnight (The Hathaways, Book 1) by Lisa Kleypas (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Antony and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Histoire de la Rome antique : Les armes et les mots by Lucien Jerphagnon (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
De tiara van Oribal by Jacques Martin (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Het Etruskische graf by Jacques Martin (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Day of the Barbarians by Alessandro Barbero (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Hannibal: Der Roman Karthagos by Gisbert Haefs (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
My Name Was Hussein by Hristo Kyuchukov (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Roma by Touring Club Italiano (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Rome: Art & Architecture by Marco Bussagli (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Eagle's Conquest by Simon Scarrow (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Domus Aurea by Elisabetta Segala (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Spartacus by Howard Fast (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Nature of Things by Lucretius (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Fall of the Roman Empire: The Military Explanation by Arther Ferrill (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Punic Wars by Adrian Goldsworthy (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Catilina's Riddle by Steven Saylor (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Fortune's Favorites by Colleen McCullough (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
History of Rome by Theodor Mommsen (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Grand Strategy of the Roman Empire: From the First Century A.D. to the Third by Edward N. Luttwak (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Bucolics and Eclogues by Virgil (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The October Horse by Colleen McCullough (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Lavengro by George Borrow (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Golden Ass by Apuleius (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Pompeii by Robert Harris (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Michelangelo and the Pope's Ceiling by Ross King (4 tags) -- Rome 100%
Pope Pius XII: Under the Roman Sky 2010 TV movie by Christian Duguay (3 tags) -- Rome 100%
I palazzi del potere: il Quirinale, Palazzo Madama, Montecitorio, Palazzo Chigi, la Banca d'Italia by Armando Ravaglioli (3 tags) -- Rome 100%

Gypsy

The Gypsies by Angus Fraser (8 tags) -- Gypsy 100%
The Gypsies by Jan Yoors (6 tags) -- Gypsy 100%
Testimony by Scott Turow (5 tags) -- Gypsy 100%
Between Two Fires by Alaina Lemon (4 tags) -- Gypsy 100%
Gypsy Sorcery and Fortune Telling by Charles Godfrey Leland (4 tags) -- Gypsy 100%
Princes Amongst Men: Journeys with Gypsy Musicians by Garth Cartwright (4 tags) -- Gypsy 100%
The Rom: Walking in the Paths of the Gypsies by Roger Moreau (4 tags) -- Gypsy 100%

10timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 5:17pm Top

Going to try Turkey now.

11lilithcat
Aug 4, 2018, 5:21pm Top

>10 timspalding:

I recommend a side of candied sweet potatoes.

12timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 5:30pm Top

Here's Turkey. It also worked quite well. It got confused by The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey, thinking it a bird tale. I'm presuming this is because of the strong "childrens" signal from the bird.

13timspalding
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 6:02pm Top


Training set Bird

I Know an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Pie by Alison Jackson
Poultry (The Good Cook Techniques & Recipes Series) by Time-Life Books
A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting
The Thanksgiving Table: Recipes and Ideas to Create Your Own Holiday Tradition by Diane Morgan

Training set Country

Snow by Orhan Pamuk
My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk
Lords of the Horizons: A History of the Ottoman Empire by Jason Goodwin
A Fez of the Heart: Travels around Turkey in Search of a Hat by Jeremy Seal
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: Istanbul by DK Publishing

Automatic Classification:

Country

Istanbul: Memories and the City by Orhan Pamuk (319 tags) -- Country 100%
Birds Without Wings by Louis De Bernières (186 tags) -- Country 100%
The Black Book by Orhan Pamuk (151 tags) -- Country 100%
The Bastard of Istanbul by Elif Ĺžafak (127 tags) -- Country 100%
The Museum of Innocence by Orhan Pamuk (114 tags) -- Country 100%
The Janissary Tree by Jason Goodwin (105 tags) -- Country 100%
The White Castle by Orhan Pamuk (103 tags) -- Country 100%
The Towers of Trebizond by Rose Macaulay (90 tags) -- Country 100%
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova (85 tags) -- Country 100%
Lonely Planet Turkey by Tom Brosnahan (83 tags) -- Country 100%
The Ottoman Centuries by Lord Kinross (74 tags) -- Country 100%
Crescent and Star: Turkey Between Two Worlds by Stephen Kinzer (68 tags) -- Country 100%
Memed, My Hawk by Yashar Kemal (67 tags) -- Country 100%
The New Life by Orhan Pamuk (65 tags) -- Country 100%
Turkish Reflections: A Biography of a Place by Mary Lee Settle (57 tags) -- Country 100%
Silent House by Orhan Pamuk (56 tags) -- Country 100%
AtatĂĽrk: The Biography of the Founder of Modern Turkey by Andrew Mango (54 tags) -- Country 100%
Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides (54 tags) -- Country 100%
Gardens of Water by Alan Drew (48 tags) -- Country 100%
The Snake Stone by Jason Goodwin (47 tags) -- Country 100%
The Bridge by Geert Mak (46 tags) -- Country 100%
Portrait of a Turkish Family by Irfan Orga (45 tags) -- Country 100%
A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle East by David Fromkin (45 tags) -- Country 100%
Belshazzar's Daughter by Barbara Nadel (44 tags) -- Country 100%
Other Colors: Essays and a Story by Orhan Pamuk (43 tags) -- Country 100%
The Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian (42 tags) -- Country 100%
1453: The Holy War for Constantinople and the Clash of Islam and the West by Roger Crowley (42 tags) -- Country 100%
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald (41 tags) -- Country 100%
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: Turkey by Suzanne Swan (39 tags) -- Country 100%
Bliss by ZĂĽlfĂĽ Livaneli (39 tags) -- Country 100%
Osman's Dream: The History of the Ottoman Empire by Caroline Finkel (39 tags) -- Country 100%
Istanbul Passage: A Novel by Joseph Kanon (38 tags) -- Country 100%
Arabesque by Claudia Roden (37 tags) -- Country 100%
From the Holy Mountain: A Journey among the Christians of the Middle East by William Dalrymple (37 tags) -- Country 100%
A Strangeness in My Mind by Orhan Pamuk (35 tags) -- Country 100%
Istanbul : The Imperial City by John Freely (35 tags) -- Country 100%
Turkey Unveiled by Nicole Pope (35 tags) -- Country 100%
Constantinople: City of the World's Desire, 1453-1924 by Philip Mansel (34 tags) -- Country 100%
The Forty Rules of Love by Elif Ĺžafak (33 tags) -- Country 100%
Arabesk by Barbara Nadel (33 tags) -- Country 100%
Black Powder War by Naomi Novik (33 tags) -- Country 100%
The Road From Home: A True Story of Courage, Survival and Hope by David Kherdian (33 tags) -- Country 100%
Sons of the Conquerors: The Rise of the Turkic World by Hugh Pope (32 tags) -- Country 100%
Paradise Lost, Smyrna 1922: The Destruction of Islam's City of Tolerance by Giles Milton (30 tags) -- Country 100%
A Coffin for Dimitrios by Eric Ambler (30 tags) -- Country 100%
The Rough Guide to Turkey by Rosie Ayliffe (30 tags) -- Country 100%
The Sultan's Seal by Jenny White (30 tags) -- Country 100%
The Flea Palace by Elif Ĺžafak (30 tags) -- Country 100%
I Am Pilgrim by Terry Hayes (29 tags) -- Country 100%
The Aviary Gate by Katie Hickman (29 tags) -- Country 100%
The Decline and Fall of the Ottoman Empire by Alan Palmer (29 tags) -- Country 100%
Last Train to Istanbul by Ayse Kulin (28 tags) -- Country 100%
Black Sea by Neal Ascherson (27 tags) -- Country 100%
Ataturk by Patrick Balfour (26 tags) -- Country 100%
A Chemical Prison by Barbara Nadel (26 tags) -- Country 100%
The Turks Today by Andrew Mango (26 tags) -- Country 100%
The Amazing Mrs. Pollifax by Dorothy Gilman (26 tags) -- Country 100%
Inferno by Dan Brown (25 tags) -- Country 100%
The Oracle of Stamboul by Michael David Lukas (25 tags) -- Country 100%
Lonely Planet Istanbul by Virginia Maxwell (25 tags) -- Country 100%
The Architect's Apprentice by Elif Ĺžafak (24 tags) -- Country 100%
The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian (24 tags) -- Country 100%
The Bellini Card by Jason Goodwin (24 tags) -- Country 100%
Strolling Through Istanbul by Hilary Sumner-Boyd (24 tags) -- Country 100%
Alexander's Path by Freya Stark (24 tags) -- Country 100%
The Forty Days of Musa Dagh by Franz Werfel (24 tags) -- Country 100%
Turkish Embassy Letters by Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (24 tags) -- Country 100%
The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response by Peter Balakian (24 tags) -- Country 100%
Sanctus by Simon Toyne (23 tags) -- Country 100%
Deep Waters by Barbara Nadel (23 tags) -- Country 100%
Greenmantle by John Buchan (23 tags) -- Country 100%
They Burn the Thistles by Yashar Kemal (23 tags) -- Country 100%
Turkey: A Modern History by Erik J. ZĂĽrcher (22 tags) -- Country 100%
The Great Railway Bazaar by Paul Theroux (22 tags) -- Country 100%
Dance with Death by Barbara Nadel (21 tags) -- Country 100%
Forgotten Fire by Adam Bagdasarian (21 tags) -- Country 100%
The Emergence of Modern Turkey by Bernard Lewis (21 tags) -- Country 100%
Pawn in Frankincense by Dorothy Dunnett (21 tags) -- Country 100%
A Time to Keep Silence by Patrick Leigh Fermor (21 tags) -- Country 100%
Sultan's Kitchen: A Turkish Cookbook by Ă–zcan Ozan (21 tags) -- Country 100%
Orhan's Inheritance by Aline Ohanesian (20 tags) -- Country 100%
The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East by Eugene Rogan (20 tags) -- Country 100%
The Time Regulation Institute by Ahmet Hamdi Tanpinar (20 tags) -- Country 100%
Shadow of the Silk Road by Colin Thubron (20 tags) -- Country 100%
The Book of Dede Korkut by Anonymous (20 tags) -- Country 100%
Harem by Barbara Nadel (20 tags) -- Country 100%

Bird

A Plump and Perky Turkey by Teresa Bateman (41 tags) -- Bird 100%
Turkey Trouble by Wendi Silvano (30 tags) -- Bird 100%
The Hungry Coat: A Tale from Turkey by Demi (30 tags) -- Bird 100%
Over the River: A Turkey's Tale by Derek Anderson (29 tags) -- Bird 100%
This Is the Turkey by Abby Levine (29 tags) -- Bird 100%
The Great Turkey Race by Steve Metzger (25 tags) -- Bird 100%
Run, Turkey, Run! by Diane Mayr (24 tags) -- Bird 100%
10 Fat Turkeys by Tony Johnston (21 tags) -- Bird 100%

14Cynfelyn
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 5:42pm Top

>4 timspalding: Can someone think of some of the most irritating polysemous tags?

I don't know about irritating, but from my own tags how about:

https://www.librarything.com/tag/cup
The vast majority of uses are shorthand for 'Cambridge University Press', but the work the most tagged 'cup' is 'Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire'.

https://www.librarything.com/tag/cy
The first three heaviest users of 'cy' use it as the ISO two letter language code for their Welsh books. Several others use 'cy' to tag their Cy Twombly books. Other uses I can't work out. Some may be chemical; and is CY a genre? Most two letter combinations probably have multiple meanings.

https://www.librarything.com/tag/toy
Most people use the tag 'toy' to mean toys. I'm the heaviest user of the tag, but I use it to tag books listed in Ernest W. Toy's bibliography of (nautical) cruising literature, Adventurers afloat. Which without explanation probably confuses and possibly irritates other users of the tag.

Edited : to change domains to www

15Taphophile13
Aug 4, 2018, 5:35pm Top

>9 timspalding: Is "Gypsy Folk Tales by Diane Tong (7 tags) -- Rome 100%" correct?
Gypsy Folk Tales

17timspalding
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 6:08pm Top

Here's my attempt to split "Roman." You'll notice I included one "Roman" novel—I, Claudius.

I think it works pretty well, but MAYBE Sophie's World is wrong? The Secret History by Donna Tartt is probably a mix, right?

Training set Rome

The Aeneid by Virgil
Metamorphoses by Ovid
Meditations by Marcus Aurelius
History of the Twelve Caesars by Suetonius
I, Claudius by Robert Graves

Training set Novel

The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz ZafĂłn
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
1984 by George Orwell
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Automatic Classification:

Novel

The Name of the Rose by Umberto Eco (171 tags) -- Novel 100%
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick SĂĽskind (157 tags) -- Novel 100%
Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoevsky (141 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Plague by Albert Camus (134 tags) -- Novel 100%
Foucault's Pendulum by Umberto Eco (134 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera (131 tags) -- Novel 100%
Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë (130 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Stranger by Albert Camus (129 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger (122 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho (120 tags) -- Novel 100%
Sophie's World by Jostein Gaarder (119 tags) -- Novel 100%
Ulysses by James Joyce (119 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Trial by Franz Kafka (118 tags) -- Novel 100%
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (116 tags) -- Novel 100%
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (112 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald (110 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Picture of Dorian Gray by Oscar Wilde (110 tags) -- Novel 100%
Buddenbrooks by Thomas Mann (103 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Secret History by Donna Tartt (103 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink (103 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoevsky (102 tags) -- Novel 100%
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini (101 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (100 tags) -- Novel 100%
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë (99 tags) -- Novel 100%
Animal Farm by George Orwell (98 tags) -- Novel 100%
Lord of the Flies by William Golding (97 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Red and the Black by Stendhal (96 tags) -- Novel 100%
The One Hundred Year Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window and Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson (95 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (93 tags) -- Novel 100%
The House of the Spirits by Isabel Allende (93 tags) -- Novel 100%
Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy (93 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (91 tags) -- Novel 100%
Journey to the End of the Night by Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line (90 tags) -- Novel 100%
Lolita by Vladimir Nabokov (90 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Tin Drum by GĂĽnter Grass (89 tags) -- Novel 100%
Night Train to Lisbon by Pascal Mercier (87 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Island of the Day Before by Umberto Eco (87 tags) -- Novel 100%
Don Quixote by Miguel de Cervantes (86 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Magic Mountain by Thomas Mann (86 tags) -- Novel 100%
Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe (86 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo (85 tags) -- Novel 100%
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (84 tags) -- Novel 100%
The World According to Garp by John Irving (83 tags) -- Novel 100%
Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck (83 tags) -- Novel 100%
Measuring the World by Daniel Kehlmann (82 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Discovery of Heaven by Harry Mulisch (82 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Angel's Game by Carlos Ruiz ZafĂłn (81 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Idiot by Fyodor Dostoevsky (81 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Grapes of Wrath by John Steinbeck (81 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov (80 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Old Man and The Sea by Ernest Hemingway (80 tags) -- Novel 100%
War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy (79 tags) -- Novel 100%
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (78 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (77 tags) -- Novel 100%
Moby Dick by Herman Melville (77 tags) -- Novel 100%
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (76 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Sorrows of Young Werther by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (76 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen (76 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Elementary Particles by Michel Houellebecq (75 tags) -- Novel 100%
Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (75 tags) -- Novel 100%
Steppenwolf by Hermann Hesse (75 tags) -- Novel 100%
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling (74 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Kindly Ones by Jonathan Littell (74 tags) -- Novel 100%
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse (74 tags) -- Novel 100%
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee (73 tags) -- Novel 100%
Oliver Twist by Charles Dickens (73 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas (72 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Assault by Harry Mulisch (72 tags) -- Novel 100%
For Whom the Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway (72 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak (71 tags) -- Novel 100%
Around the World in Eighty Days by Jules Verne (71 tags) -- Novel 100%
Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen (71 tags) -- Novel 100%
Lady Chatterley's Lover by D. H. Lawrence (70 tags) -- Novel 100%
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf (70 tags) -- Novel 100%
Emma by Jane Austen (70 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Dinner by Herman Koch (68 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Solitude of Prime Numbers by Paolo Giordano (68 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (68 tags) -- Novel 100%
Hunting and Gathering by Anna Gavalda (68 tags) -- Novel 100%
The Lover by Marguerite Duras (68 tags) -- Novel 100%
The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster (68 tags) -- Novel 100%
Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift (68 tags) -- Novel 100%
A Widow for One Year by John Irving (68 tags) -- Novel 100%

Rome

Mythology by Edith Hamilton (100 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Conquest of Gaul by Julius Caesar (89 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Golden Ass by Apuleius (84 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Nature of Things by Lucretius (80 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Annals by Tacitus (80 tags) -- Rome 100%
History of Rome, books 1-5 by Titus Livy (78 tags) -- Rome 100%
The Satyricon by Petronius (72 tags) -- Rome 100%

18timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 6:09pm Top

>14 Cynfelyn:

Your problems here seem deep. If you want to give me five books in each, however, I'll give it a stab.

19timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 6:10pm Top

I'm going to try "Washington." That's going to be hard!

20timspalding
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 6:28pm Top

Here's Washington. It mostly worked. I tweaked it as I went. You will see, however, that some Washington DC books got into the state--for example Thank You for Smoking. And the city has some (2?) Washington State books. It was worse until I added guide books to BOTH state and city.

Training set State

Twilight by Stephenie Meyer
Snow Falling on Cedars: A Novel by David Guterson
The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie
The Orchardist by Amanda Coplin
Our Only May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm
The Egg and I by Betty MacDonald
Where'd You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple
Washington Atlas & Gazetteer by DeLorme Publishing
Moon Handbooks Washington by Don Pitcher
Access Seattle by Access Press

Training set City

The Lost Symbol by Dan Brown
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu
The Night Gardener by George Pelecanos
The White House by White House Historical Association
DK Eyewitness Travel Guides: Washington, D.C. by DK Publishing

Training set Person

His Excellency: George Washington by Joseph J. Ellis
1776 by David McCullough
Washington: A Life by Ron Chernow
Founding Father: Rediscovering George Washington by Richard Brookhiser
Washington's Crossing by David Hackett Fischer

Automatic Classification:

State

New Moon by Stephenie Meyer (148 tags) -- State 100%
Eclipse by Stephenie Meyer (120 tags) -- State 100%
Breaking Dawn by Stephenie Meyer (95 tags) -- State 100%
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown (27 tags) -- State 100%
Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford (25 tags) -- State 100%
The Living by Annie Dillard (20 tags) -- State 100%
The Art of Racing in the Rain by Garth Stein (18 tags) -- State 100%
Reservation Blues by Sherman Alexie (18 tags) -- State 100%
East of the Mountains by David Guterson (17 tags) -- State 100%
The Last Town on Earth by Thomas Mullen (16 tags) -- State 100%
The Highest Tide by Jim Lynch (16 tags) -- State 100%
Border Songs by Jim Lynch (14 tags) -- State 100%
Roadside Geology of Washington by David D. Alt (13 tags) -- State 100%
The Dark Place by Aaron Elkins (13 tags) -- State 100%
Catalogue of Death by Jo Dereske (12 tags) -- State 100%
16 Lighthouse Road by Debbie Macomber (12 tags) -- State 100%
Songs of Willow Frost by Jamie Ford (11 tags) -- State 100%
The Search by Nora Roberts (11 tags) -- State 100%
There's a (Slight) Chance I Might Be Going to Hell: A Novel of Sewer Pipes, Pageant Queens, and Big Trouble by Laurie Notaro (11 tags) -- State 100%
Lottery by Patricia Wood (11 tags) -- State 100%
The White Cascade: The Great Northern Railway Disaster and America's Deadliest Avalanche by Gary Krist (11 tags) -- State 100%
Bookmarked to Die by Jo Dereske (11 tags) -- State 100%
The Street Lawyer by John Grisham (11 tags) -- State 100%
Out of Circulation by Jo Dereske (11 tags) -- State 100%
Miss Zukas and the Island Murders by Jo Dereske (11 tags) -- State 100%
Miss Zukas and the Stroke of Death by Jo Dereske (11 tags) -- State 100%
Christmas Eve at Friday Harbor by Lisa Kleypas (10 tags) -- State 100%
West of Here by Jonathan Evison (10 tags) -- State 100%
Bone Crossed by Patricia Briggs (10 tags) -- State 100%
E is for Evergreen: A Washington Alphabet by Roland Smith (10 tags) -- State 100%
Boston Jane: An Adventure by Jennifer L. Holm (10 tags) -- State 100%
I Was Here by Gayle Forman (9 tags) -- State 100%
The Innocent by David Baldacci (9 tags) -- State 100%
Farewell, Miss Zukas by Jo Dereske (9 tags) -- State 100%
North Of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley (9 tags) -- State 100%
Weird Washington: Your Travel Guide to Washington's Local Legends and Best Kept Secrets by Jefferson Davis (9 tags) -- State 100%
Miss Zukas Shelves the Evidence by Jo Dereske (9 tags) -- State 100%
Sons of the Profits by William C. Speidel (9 tags) -- State 100%
Miss Zukas and the Raven's Dance by Jo Dereske (9 tags) -- State 100%
Skid Road: An Informal Portrait of Seattle by Murray Morgan (9 tags) -- State 100%
The Good Rain: Across Time and Terrain in the Pacific Northwest by Timothy Egan (9 tags) -- State 100%
Green River, Running Red: The Real Story of the Green River Killer--America's Deadliest Serial Murderer by Ann Rule (9 tags) -- State 100%
Our Lady of the Forest by David Guterson (9 tags) -- State 100%
Miss Zukas and the Library Murders by Jo Dereske (9 tags) -- State 100%
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (8 tags) -- State 100%
The Violets of March by Sarah Jio (8 tags) -- State 100%
Boneshaker by Cherie Priest (8 tags) -- State 100%
Fire and Ice by J. A. Jance (8 tags) -- State 100%
True Colors by Kristin Hannah (8 tags) -- State 100%
The Brothers K by David James Duncan (8 tags) -- State 100%
Blood Bound by Patricia Briggs (8 tags) -- State 100%
AAA TourBook Oregon and Washington by AAA (8 tags) -- State 100%
Exploring Washington's Past: A Road Guide to History by Ruth Kirk (8 tags) -- State 100%
Washington State Place Names by James W. Phillips (8 tags) -- State 100%
The Smithsonian Guide to Historic America: The Pacific States by William Bryant Logan (8 tags) -- State 100%
Miss Zukas in Death's Shadow by Jo Dereske (8 tags) -- State 100%
Wild Life by Molly Gloss (8 tags) -- State 100%
The Stranger Beside Me by Ann Rule (8 tags) -- State 100%
100 Hikes in the South Cascades and Olympics by Ira Spring (8 tags) -- State 100%
The Short Second Life Of Bree Tanner by Stephenie Meyer (7 tags) -- State 100%
Index to Murder by Jo Dereske (7 tags) -- State 100%
Washington Off the Beaten Path: A Guide to Unique Places by Myrna Oakley (7 tags) -- State 100%
Boston Jane: Wilderness Days by Jennifer L. Holm (7 tags) -- State 100%
Cascade Alpine Guide Climbing And High Routes, Vol. 1: Columbia River to Stevens Pass by Fred W. Beckey (7 tags) -- State 100%
100 Classic Hikes in Washington by Ira Spring (7 tags) -- State 100%
Susannah's Garden by Debbie Macomber (7 tags) -- State 100%
Plants and Animals of the Pacific Northwest: An Illustrated Guide to the Natural History of Western Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia by Eugene N. Kozloff (7 tags) -- State 100%
Starvation Heights: A True Story of Murder and Malice in the Woods of the Pacific Northwest by Gregg Olsen (7 tags) -- State 100%
A Good Yarn by Debbie Macomber (7 tags) -- State 100%
The Shop on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (7 tags) -- State 100%
This Boy's Life by Tobias Wolff (7 tags) -- State 100%
The Toughest Indian in the World by Sherman Alexie (7 tags) -- State 100%
Indian Killer by Sherman Alexie (7 tags) -- State 100%
Until Proven Guilty by J. A. Jance (7 tags) -- State 100%
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson (6 tags) -- State 100%
The Edge of Nowhere by Elizabeth George (6 tags) -- State 100%
The Inn at Rose Harbor: A Novel by Debbie Macomber (6 tags) -- State 100%
Rainshadow Road (Friday Harbor) by Lisa Kleypas (6 tags) -- State 100%
The Pacific Crest Trail Volume 2: Oregon & Washington by Jeffrey P. Schaffer (6 tags) -- State 100%
River Marked by Patricia Briggs (6 tags) -- State 100%
Simply Irresistible by Jill Shalvis (6 tags) -- State 100%
My Name is Mary Sutter: A Novel by Robin Oliveira (6 tags) -- State 100%
Runaway Twin by Peg Kehret (6 tags) -- State 100%
Silver Borne Mercedes Thompson (WRONG ISBN) by Patricia Briggs (6 tags) -- State 100%
Summer on Blossom Street by Debbie Macomber (6 tags) -- State 100%
The Sea Runners by Ivan Doig (6 tags) -- State 100%
Winter Brothers: A Season at the Edge of America by Ivan Doig (6 tags) -- State 100%
The Other by David Guterson (6 tags) -- State 100%
Atlas of the Pacific Northwest by Oregon State University. (6 tags) -- State 100%
Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler (6 tags) -- State 100%
National Audubon Society Field Guide to the Pacific Northwest by National Audubon Society (6 tags) -- State 100%
Volcano: The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens by Patricia Lauber (6 tags) -- State 100%
Moon Handbooks San Juan Islands by Don Pitcher (6 tags) -- State 100%
America's Sunset Coast by Merrill Windsor (6 tags) -- State 100%
Boston Jane: The Claim by Jennifer L. Holm (6 tags) -- State 100%
The Alpine Advocate by Mary Daheim (6 tags) -- State 100%
Puget's Sound: A Narrative of Early Tacoma and the Southern Sound by Murray Morgan (6 tags) -- State 100%
Exploring Washington's Wild Areas: A Guide for Hikers, Backpackers, Climbers, X-C Skiers, & Paddlers by Marge Mueller (6 tags) -- State 100%
50 Hikes in Mount Rainier National Park by Ira Spring (6 tags) -- State 100%
100 Hikes in Washington's North Cascades National Park Region by Ira Spring (6 tags) -- State 100%
Moon Called by Patricia Briggs (6 tags) -- State 100%
Final Notice by Jo Dereske (6 tags) -- State 100%
Pike Place Market Cookbook: Recipes, Anecdotes, and Personalities from Seattle's Renowned Public Market by Braiden Rex-Johnson (6 tags) -- State 100%
100 Hikes in Washington's Alpine Lakes by Ira Spring (6 tags) -- State 100%
Olympic Mountains Trail Guide: National Park & National Forest 3rd Edition by Robert L. Wood (6 tags) -- State 100%
On Mystic Lake by Kristin Hannah (6 tags) -- State 100%
Angel Falls by Kristin Hannah (6 tags) -- State 100%
Thank You for Smoking: A Novel by Christopher Buckley (6 tags) -- State 100%
Divine Secrets of the Ya-Ya Sisterhood by Rebecca Wells (6 tags) -- State 100%
Housekeeping by Marilynne Robinson (6 tags) -- State 100%
Today Will Be Different by Maria Semple (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Mushroom Hunters: On the Trail of an Underground America by Langdon Cook (5 tags) -- State 100%
Practice to Deceive by Ann Rule (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Revised Fundamentals of Caregiving by Jonathan Evison (5 tags) -- State 100%
Blasphemy : new and selected stories by Sherman Alexie (5 tags) -- State 100%
Fifty Shades of Grey by E. L. James (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Fences Between Us : the Diary of Piper Davis by Kirby Larson (5 tags) -- State 100%
A Bride in the Bargain by Deeanne Gist (5 tags) -- State 100%
Best Places: Northwest by David Brewster (5 tags) -- State 100%
Along Came a Spider (Alex Cross) by James Patterson (5 tags) -- State 100%
Totem Pole by Diane Hoyt-Goldsmith (5 tags) -- State 100%
Iron Kissed by Patricia Briggs (5 tags) -- State 100%
Justice Denied by J. A. Jance (5 tags) -- State 100%
Kinsey Photographer: The Locomotive Portraits by Dave Bohn (5 tags) -- State 100%
100 Hikes in Washington's North Cascades Glacier Peak Region by Ira Spring (5 tags) -- State 100%
Ghost Stories of Washington (Ghost Stories (Lone Pine)) by Barbara Smith (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Natural History of Puget Sound Country by Arthur R. Kruckeberg (5 tags) -- State 100%
Over Washington by Murray Cromwell Morgan (5 tags) -- State 100%
Best Hikes with Children in Western Washington & the Cascades by Joan Burton (5 tags) -- State 100%
Pacific Northwest Hiking : The Complete Guide to 1,000 of the Best Hikes in Washington and Oregon by Ron Judd (5 tags) -- State 100%
Washington Road & Recreation Atlas by Benchmark Maps (5 tags) -- State 100%
55 Hikes in Central Washington by Ira Spring (5 tags) -- State 100%
Sento at Sixth and Main: Preserving Landmarks of Japanese American Heritage by Gail Lee Dubrow (5 tags) -- State 100%
Natural Vegetation of Oregon and Washington by Jerry F. Franklin (5 tags) -- State 100%
Plants of the Pacific Northwest Coast by Jim Pojar (5 tags) -- State 100%
A Waterfall Lover's Guide to the Pacific Northwest: Where to Find Hundreds of Spectacular Waterfalls in Washington, Oregon and Idaho by Gregory Alan Plumb (5 tags) -- State 100%
The San Juan Islands: Afoot and Afloat by Marge Mueller (5 tags) -- State 100%
Washington State Parks: A Complete Recreation Guide by Marge Mueller (5 tags) -- State 100%
Lonely Planet Pacific Northwest by Bill McRae (5 tags) -- State 100%
Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade And Mono Lake Volcanoes by Stephen L. Harris (5 tags) -- State 100%
A Crime in the Neighborhood by Suzanne Berne (5 tags) -- State 100%
50 Harbor Street by Debbie Macomber (5 tags) -- State 100%
204 Rosewood Lane by Debbie Macomber (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Cascades by Richard Lippincott Williams (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Man Who Loved Children by Christina Stead (5 tags) -- State 100%
Lying in Wait by J. A. Jance (5 tags) -- State 100%
Dismissed With Prejudice by J. A. Jance (5 tags) -- State 100%
311 Pelican Court by Debbie Macomber (5 tags) -- State 100%
Folly by Laurie R. King (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven by Sherman Alexie (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Wall by Eve Bunting (5 tags) -- State 100%
Bold Spirit: Helga Estby's Forgotten Walk Across Victorian America by Linda Hunt (5 tags) -- State 100%
Arthur Meets the President: An Arthur Adventure (Arthur Adventure Series) by Marc Brown (5 tags) -- State 100%
The Bookman's Wake by John Dunning (5 tags) -- State 100%
You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir by Sherman Alexie (4 tags) -- State 100%
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl: A Memoir by Carrie Brownstein (4 tags) -- State 100%
The Sasquatch Hunter's Almanac by Sharma Shields (4 tags) -- State 100%
Last One Home: A Novel by Debbie Macomber (4 tags) -- State 100%
100 Hikes in Northwest Oregon & Southwest Washington, 3rd Edition by William L. Sullivan (4 tags) -- State 100%
A Sudden Light by Garth Stein (4 tags) -- State 100%
Starbird Murphy and the World Outside by Karen Finneyfrock (4 tags) -- State 100%
The Blossoming Universe of Violet Diamond by Brenda Woods (4 tags) -- State 100%
We Live in Water: stories by Jess Walter (4 tags) -- State 100%
Home Front by Kristin Hannah (4 tags) -- State 100%
Wild: From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail by Cheryl Strayed (4 tags) -- State 100%
Never Eighteen by Megan Bostic (4 tags) -- State 100%
The Trouble with May Amelia by Jennifer L. Holm (4 tags) -- State 100%
Night Road by Kristin Hannah (4 tags) -- State 100%
Winter Garden by Kristin Hannah (4 tags) -- State 100%
The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting (4 tags) -- State 100%
The Weather of the Pacific Northwest by Cliff Mass (4 tags) -- State 100%
Supreme Courtship by Christopher Buckley (4 tags) -- State 100%
WineTrails of Washington by Steve Roberts (4 tags) -- State 100%
Day Hiking Olympic Peninsula: National Park/Coastal Beaches/Southwest Washington (Done in a Day) by Craig Romano (4 tags) -- State 100%
An Illustrated Flora of the Pacific States: Washington, Oregon, and California, Vol. 1: Ophioglossaceae to Aristolochiaceae, Ferns to Birthworts by Le Roy Abrams (4 tags) -- State 100%
Tatoosh by Martha Hardy (4 tags) -- State 100%
The Final Forest: The Battle for the Last Great Trees of the Pacific Northwest by William Dietrich (4 tags) -- State 100%
Myths and Mysteries of Washington by L. E. Bragg (4 tags) -- State 100%
Washington wildflowers, including 1134 species of wildflowers most commonly found in the State of Washington and adjacent areas of Oregon, Idaho, and British Columbia, (The Trailside series) by Earl J. Larrison (4 tags) -- State 100%
Mountain that was "God" by John H. Williams (4 tags) -- State 100%
Mount St. Helens: The Story Behind the Scenery by Thom Corcoran (4 tags) -- State 100%
A Guide to Architecture in Washington State: An Environmental Perspective by Sally Byrne Woodbridge (4 tags) -- State 100%
Birds of Washington State by Brian H. Bell (4 tags) -- State 100%

Person

Washington: The Indispensable Man by James Thomas Flexner (23 tags) -- Person 100%
Personal History by Katharine Graham (18 tags) -- Person 100%
Founding Brothers: The Revolutionary Generation by Joseph J. Ellis (17 tags) -- Person 100%
A Picture Book of George Washington by David A. Adler (16 tags) -- Person 100%
Up From Slavery by Booker T. Washington (14 tags) -- Person 100%
We, the People: The Story of the United States Capitol by Lonnelle Aikman (13 tags) -- Person 100%
An Imperfect God: George Washington, His Slaves, and the Creation of America by Henry Wiencek (13 tags) -- Person 100%
Inventing a Nation: Washington, Adams, Jefferson by Gore Vidal (13 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington's Breakfast by Jean Fritz (12 tags) -- Person 100%
Washington Goes to War by David Brinkley (11 tags) -- Person 100%
Washington's Secret War by Thomas Fleming (10 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington's Teeth by Deborah Chandra (10 tags) -- Person 100%
Mount Vernon: A Handbook by Mount Vernon Ladies Association (10 tags) -- Person 100%
Washington by Meg Greenfield (10 tags) -- Person 100%
This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral—Plus, Plenty of Valet Parking!—in America's Gilded Capital by Mark Leibovich (9 tags) -- Person 100%
Washington by Douglas Southall Freeman (9 tags) -- Person 100%
The Grand Idea: George Washington's Potomac and the Race to the West by Joel Achenbach (9 tags) -- Person 100%
If You Grew Up with George Washington by Ruth Belov Gross (9 tags) -- Person 100%
The Ascent of George Washington: The Hidden Political Genius of an American Icon by John Ferling (8 tags) -- Person 100%
Washington's God: Religion, Liberty, and the Father of Our Country by Michael Novak (8 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington: A Life by Willard Sterne Randall (8 tags) -- Person 100%
Patriarch: George Washington and the New American Nation by Richard Norton Smith (8 tags) -- Person 100%
All the President's Men by Bob Woodward (8 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington: A Picture Book Biography by James Cross Giblin (8 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington by Ingri D'Aulaire (8 tags) -- Person 100%
Landmark Books: Meet George Washington by Joan Heilbroner (7 tags) -- Person 100%
Young George Washington: America's First President by Janet Woods (7 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington and the General's Dog by Frank Murphy (7 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington, the Forge of Experience, 1732-1775 by James Thomas Flexner (7 tags) -- Person 100%
When Washington Crossed the Delaware: A Wintertime Story for Young Patriots by Lynne Cheney (7 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington: Man and Monument by Marcus Cunliffe (7 tags) -- Person 100%
The Life of George Washington by John Marshall (7 tags) -- Person 100%
The Power Game: How Washington Works by Hedrick Smith (7 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington: Young Leader by Augusta Stevenson (7 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington's World by Joanna Foster (7 tags) -- Person 100%
G. Washington: man and monument by Frank Freidel (6 tags) -- Person 100%
In the Name of the Father: Washington's Legacy, Slavery, and the Making of a Nation by François Furstenberg (6 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington's Mount Vernon Official Guidebook by The Mount Vernon Ladies' Assoc of the Union (6 tags) -- Person 100%
Washington's Spies: The Story of America's First Spy Ring by Alexander Rose (6 tags) -- Person 100%
The Whiskey Rebellion: George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, and the Frontier Rebels Who Challenged America's Newfound by William Hogeland (6 tags) -- Person 100%
The Presidency of George Washington by Forrest McDonald (6 tags) -- Person 100%
Katharine Graham's Washington by Katharine Graham (6 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington in the American Revolution, 1775-1783 by James Thomas Flexner (6 tags) -- Person 100%
Reveille in Washington, 1860-1865 by Margaret Leech (6 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington: Our First President by Garnet Jackson (6 tags) -- Person 100%
The Making of the President, 1789: The Unauthorized Campaign Biography by Marvin Kitman (6 tags) -- Person 100%
Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow (6 tags) -- Person 100%
Valiant Ambition: George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the Fate of the American Revolution by Nathaniel Philbrick (5 tags) -- Person 100%
The Quartet: Orchestrating the Second American Revolution, 1783-1789 by Joseph J. Ellis (5 tags) -- Person 100%
"Mr. President": George Washington and the Making of the Nation's Highest Office by Harlow Giles Unger (5 tags) -- Person 100%
Meet George Washington (Step-Up Books) by Joan Heilbroner (5 tags) -- Person 100%
Being George Washington: The Indispensable Man, as You've Never Seen Him by Glenn Beck (5 tags) -- Person 100%
Martha Washington: America's First First Lady by Jean Brown Wagoner (5 tags) -- Person 100%
Washington at Valley Forge by Russell Freedman (5 tags) -- Person 100%
Almost a Miracle: The American Victory in the War of Independence by John Ferling (5 tags) -- Person 100%
Adopted Son: Washington, Lafayette, and the Friendship that Saved the Revolution by David A. Clary (5 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington, Anguish and Farewell (1793-1799) by James Thomas Flexner (5 tags) -- Person 100%
The Life & Times of Washington by Mario Rivoire (5 tags) -- Person 100%
The Life of George Washington by Washington Irving (5 tags) -- Person 100%
George vs. George: The American Revolution As Seen from Both Sides by Rosalyn Schanzer (5 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington by Woodrow Wilson (5 tags) -- Person 100%
The First of Men: A Life of George Washington by John E. Ferling (5 tags) -- Person 100%
The Georgetown ladies' social club by C. David Heymann (5 tags) -- Person 100%
The Life of Washington by Mason L. Weems (5 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington by James MacGregor Burns (5 tags) -- Person 100%
Cincinnatus: George Washington and the Enlightenment by Garry Wills (5 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington : Writings by George Washington (5 tags) -- Person 100%
Burr by Gore Vidal (5 tags) -- Person 100%
The Return of George Washington: 1783-1789 by Edward Larson (4 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington's Secret Six by Brian Kilmeade (4 tags) -- Person 100%
Seven Men: And the Secret of Their Greatness by Eric Metaxas (4 tags) -- Person 100%
The Big Burn: Teddy Roosevelt and the Fire that Saved America by Timothy Egan (4 tags) -- Person 100%
Big George: How a Shy Boy Became President Washington by Anne F. Rockwell (4 tags) -- Person 100%
It Happened in Washington (It Happened In Series) by James A. Crutchfield (4 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington's Farewell Address by George Washington (4 tags) -- Person 100%
George Washington Soldier, Hero, President (DK Readers: Level 3) by Justine Fontes (4 tags) -- Person 100%
The Journal of Major George Washington: An Account of His First Official Mission, Made as Emissary from the Governor of Virginia to the Commandant of the French Forces on the Ohio, Oct. 1753-Jan. 1754 by George Washington (4 tags) -- Person 100%

City

National Gallery, Washington by Giampaolo Gandolfo (8 tags) -- City 100%
The Secret Architecture of Our Nation's Capital: The Masons and the Building of Washington, D.C. by David Ovason (8 tags) -- City 100%
Murder at the Opera by Margaret Truman (7 tags) -- City 100%
National Gallery of Art, Washington by John Walker (7 tags) -- City 100%
Right as Rain by George P. Pelecanos (7 tags) -- City 100%
Injustice for All by J. A. Jance (7 tags) -- City 100%
Cascade Alpine Guide Climbing And High Routes, Vol. 3: Rainy Pass to Fraser River by Fred Beckey (6 tags) -- City 100%
The Collectors by David Baldacci (6 tags) -- City 100%
The Camel Club by David Baldacci (6 tags) -- City 100%
Frommer's Complete Guide: Washington, DC by Elise Hartman Ford (6 tags) -- City 100%
Washington Schlepped Here: Walking in the Nation's Capital by Christopher Buckley (6 tags) -- City 100%
DK Eyewitness Travel : Top 10 : Washington, D.C. by Ron Burke (5 tags) -- City 100%
Access Washington, D.C. by Richard Saul Wurman (5 tags) -- City 100%
Cat & Mouse (Alex Cross) by James Patterson (5 tags) -- City 100%
Murder on Embassy Row by Margaret Truman (5 tags) -- City 100%
Murder on Capitol Hill by Margaret Truman (5 tags) -- City 100%
Murder in the White House by Margaret Truman (5 tags) -- City 100%
Drama City by George Pelecanos (5 tags) -- City 100%
True Blue by David Baldacci (4 tags) -- City 100%
A Complete Guide to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument by Klindt Vielbig (4 tags) -- City 100%

21timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 6:27pm Top

You'll also notice on Booker T. Washington book. When I try to separate it out, it pulls some of the George Washington material. As you can imagine, history, biography and slavery connect them.

22omargosh
Aug 4, 2018, 6:38pm Top

Some more examples I thought of that might make for interesting automated analysis or debate:
https://www.librarything.com/tag/Amazon (the river (vs. the rainforest?) vs. works about the company vs. works bought from the company)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/shit (actual excrement vs. I didn't like the book)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/play (having fun vs. theatrical production)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/film (a film vs. about films)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/King+Stephen (the medieval king vs. the modern suspense writer in inverted form)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/orange (the fruit vs. the prize vs. the color in general vs. the color of my cover vs. I'm storing this in my hometown of Orange, CA (I made this last one up))
https://www.librarything.com/tag/sf (science fiction vs. San Francisco)

23timspalding
Aug 4, 2018, 6:44pm Top

>22 omargosh:

works bought from the company

Oh, misery. There's no way. Just no way.

I think I need to add another class for just… baffle.

24Cynfelyn
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 7:06pm Top

>18 timspalding: The top five books of each are:

cup (Cambridge University Press)
Jojo's Story Level 2 (Cambridge English Readers) by Antoinette Moses
The Hidden Jane Austen by John Wiltshire
Emily Dickinson in Context (Literature in Context) by Eliza Richards
A Geologic Time Scale 1989 (Cambridge Earth Science Series) by Walter Brian Harland
Inspector Logan Level 1 (Cambridge English Readers) by Richard MacAndrew

cup (others)
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling
City of Bones by Cassandra Clare
We animals would like a word with you by John Agard
The Copper Tin Cup by Carole Lexa Schaefer
The Unreal and the Real: Selected Stories Volume One: Where on Earth by Ursula K. Le Guin

cy (Welsh)
Natur Cymru by Natur Cymru
Aros mae by Gwynfor Evans
Poetry by medieval Welsh bards, vol. ii by J. Gwenogvryn Evans
The journal of the Welsh Bibliographical Society, vol. XI, nos. 1-2 by Welsh Bibliographical Society
Cerddi Cwm Eleri by J. R. Jones
(These five entirely miss the long tail of original Welsh and translated children's books)

cy (Cy Twombly)
Cy Twombly Catalogue Raisonne of Paintings Volume I (1948 - 1960) by Heiner Bastian
Cy Twombly: New Sculptures 1998-2005 by Nicola Del Roscio
Cy Twombly: Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings Vol. VI 2008-2011 by Heiner Bastian
Cy Twombly: 1966-1971 v. 3: Catalogue Raisonne of the Paintings by Heiner Bastian
Cy Twombly, The Ceiling : Un plafond pour le Louvre by Marie-Laure Bernadac

cy (others)
Inorganic Chemistry: Principles of Structure and Reactivity by James E. Huheey
The Drowned Vault (Ashtown Burials #2) by N. D. Wilson
A Marne Mind: A Soldier's War with Recovery by Cy Mulholland
Mr. Darcy, Vampyre by Amanda Grange
How Artists See: The Weather: Sun, Wind, Snow, Rain by Colleen Carroll

Toy (toys)
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Knuffle Bunny: A Cautionary Tale by Mo Willems
The Velveteen Rabbit by Margery Williams
A Pocket for Corduroy by Don Freeman
A Ball for Daisy by Chris Raschka

Toy (bibliography)
Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome
Racundra's first cruise by Arthur Ransome
Sailing alone around the world, and Voyage of the Liberdade by Joshua Slocum
The riddle of the sands : a record of secret service achieved by Erskine Childers
Sailing years : an autobiography by K. Adlard Coles

Good luck.

25omargosh
Aug 4, 2018, 7:31pm Top

>23 timspalding:
Haha, yeah, I guess some of those like "Amazon" or "shit" or "orange" might have some easy and clear divisions to categorize some works into, but with big piles of leftover unknowns.

26omargosh
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 8:15pm Top

Some perhaps low-hanging fruit:
https://www.librarything.com/tag/tex
https://www.librarything.com/tag/latex
https://www.librarything.com/tag/cook
https://www.librarything.com/tag/apple

Some more that would probably be difficult or have room from gray areas that make me question my own RSI:
https://www.librarything.com/tag/office (the Microsoft product, looks like there's lots of office romance, but also books related to the place you work (say, about interpersonal communication), used at the place you work (reference works), located/stored at the place you work, etc.)
https://www.librarything.com/tag/Oprah (lots are for her book club, but some are by her, some are about her (so where to draw that line?))
https://www.librarything.com/tag/psych (would somebody want to try to split out psychiatry from psychology)?
https://www.librarything.com/tag/English (in English vs. about the English language vs. about the English people, etc.)

27timspalding
Edited: Aug 4, 2018, 10:01pm Top

Here's an attempt to do Amazon, adding in a "baffle" or "undecided" category. It's decent, but not perfect.

Training set River/Region

The Lost City of Z by David Grann
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry

Training set Company

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson

Automatic Classification:

River/Region

The Lost City of Z by David Grann (246 tags) -- River/Region 100%
State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (228 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Afternoon on the Amazon by Mary Pope Osborne (104 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The River of Doubt: Theodore Roosevelt's Darkest Journey by Candice Millard (93 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Great Kapok Tree by Lynne Cherry (62 tags) -- River/Region 100%
City of the Beasts by Isabel Allende (48 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson (43 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Mapmaker's Wife: A True Tale of Love, Murder, and Survival in the Amazon by Robert Whitaker (33 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Don't Sleep, There Are Snakes: Life and Language in the Amazonian Jungle by Daniel L. Everett (32 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Amazonia by James Rollins (31 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Fordlandia: The Rise and Fall of Henry Ford's Forgotten Jungle City by Greg Grandin (23 tags) -- River/Region 100%
At Play in the Fields of the Lord by Peter Matthiessen (22 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Amazon Sun, Amazon Rain (Beginning Literacy, Stage C) by Ximena de La Piedra (18 tags) -- River/Region 100%
One River by Wade Davis (18 tags) -- River/Region 100%
In Trouble Again: A Journey Between Orinoco and the Amazon by Redmond O'Hanlon (17 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Amazon Alphabet by Martin Jordan (17 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Ya̦nomamö: The Fierce People by Napoleon A. Chagnon (16 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Unconquered: In Search of the Amazon's Last Uncontacted Tribes by Scott Wallace (15 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Jabuti the Tortoise: A Trickster Tale from the Amazon by Gerald McDermott (15 tags) -- River/Region 100%
A Company of Swans by Eva Ibbotson (15 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Walking the Amazon by Ed Stafford (13 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Shaman's Apprentice: A Tale of the Amazon Rain Forest by Lynne Cherry (13 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Tales of a Shaman's Apprentice: An Ethnobotanist Searches for New Medicines in the Amazon Rain Forest by Mark J. Plotkin (13 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Sound of Butterflies by Rachael King (12 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Amazon by Tom Sterling (12 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Savages by Joe Kane (12 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Running the Amazon by Joe Kane (11 tags) -- River/Region 100%
River of Darkness: Francisco Orellana's Legendary Voyage of Death and Discovery Down the Amazon by Buddy Levy (10 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Little Tiny Teeth by Aaron Elkins (10 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Naturalist on the River Amazons by Henry Walter Bates (10 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Sea and the Jungle by H. M. Tomlinson (10 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Darkness in El Dorado: How Scientists and Journalists Devastated the Amazon by Patrick Tierney (9 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Black Rain: A Thriller by Graham Brown (8 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Smithsonian Atlas of the Amazon by Michael Goulding (8 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Margaret Mee by Margaret Mee (8 tags) -- River/Region 100%
"It's a Jungle Out There" by Ron Snell (8 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Exploration of the Valley of the Amazon by William Lewis Herndon (8 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Into the Heart: One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomama by Kenneth Good (8 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Rain Forests by Mary Pope Osborne (8 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Quest for Z: The True Story of Explorer Percy Fawcett and a Lost City in the Amazon by Greg Pizzoli (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Planet Earth: Wild Amazon by Lisa Ryan-Herndon (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Tree of Rivers: The Story of the Amazon by John Hemming (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Life of Pi by Yann Martel (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Bradt Guide The Amazon by Roger Harris (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Journey to the Far Amazon, An Expedition Into Unknown Territory by Alain Gheerbrant (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest by Andrew Revkin (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Old Man Who Read Love Stories by Luis SepĂşlveda (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Home Land by Sam Lipsyte (7 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Bringing the Boy Home by N. A. Nelson (6 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Jacques Cousteau's Amazon Journey by Jacques Yves Cousteau (6 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Paddle to the Amazon: The Ultimate 12,000 Mile Canoe Adventure by Don Starkell (6 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Fate of the Forest: Developers, Destroyers and Defenders of the Amazon by Susanna Hecht (6 tags) -- River/Region 100%
1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus by Charles C. Mann (6 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Thief at the End of the World: Rubber, Power, and the Seeds of Empire by Joe Jackson (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
How the Amazon Queen Fought the Prince of Egypt by Tamara Bower (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Foretelling by Alice Hoffman (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Lost in the Amazon: The True Story of Five Men and their Desperate Battle for Survival by Stephen Kirkpatrick (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
A Narrative of Travels on the Amazon and Rio Negro by Alfred Russel Wallace (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Papagayo: The Mischief Maker by Gerald McDermott (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Kingdom of the Golden Dragon by Isabel Allende (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Tristes Tropiques by Claude LĂ©vi-Strauss (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Rivers Ran East by Leonard Clark (5 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Mother of God: An Extraordinary Journey into the Uncharted Tributaries of the Western Amazon by Paul Rosolie (4 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (4 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Do the Work by Steven Pressfield (4 tags) -- River/Region 100%
Amazing Animals Of The Rainforest (Planet Earth Scrapbook) by Tracey West (4 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch (4 tags) -- River/Region 100%
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga (4 tags) -- River/Region 100%

Company

The Everything Store: Jeff Bezos and the Age of Amazon by Brad Stone (40 tags) -- Company 100%
The Long Tail: Why the Future of Business is Selling Less of More by Chris Anderson (17 tags) -- Company 100%
21 Dog Years : Doing Time @ Amazon.com by Mike Daisey (14 tags) -- Company 100%
Amazonia: Five Years at the Epicenter of the Dot.Com Juggernaut by James Marcus (13 tags) -- Company 100%
Amazon Hacks: 100 Industrial-Strength Tips & Tools by Paul Bausch (12 tags) -- Company 100%
One Click: Jeff Bezos and the Rise of Amazon.com by Richard L. Brandt (11 tags) -- Company 100%
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen R. Covey (10 tags) -- Company 100%
The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference by Malcolm Gladwell (8 tags) -- Company 100%
Getting Things Done: The Art of Stress-Free Productivity revised, 2015 by David Allen (7 tags) -- Company 100%
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything by Steven D. Levitt (7 tags) -- Company 100%
The New Rules of Marketing and PR: How to Use News Releases, Blogs, Podcasting, Viral Marketing and Online Media to Reach Buyers Directly by David Meerman Scott (6 tags) -- Company 100%
The Home-Based Bookstore: Start Your Own Business Selling Used Books on Amazon, eBay or Your Own Web Site by Steve Weber (6 tags) -- Company 100%
The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich by Timothy Ferriss (5 tags) -- Company 100%
Amazon.com: Get Big Fast by Robert Spector (5 tags) -- Company 100%
Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap... and Others Don't by Jim Collins (5 tags) -- Company 100%
The Visual Display of Quantitative Information by Edward R. Tufte (5 tags) -- Company 100%
Test Driven Development: By Example by Kent Beck (5 tags) -- Company 100%
Information Architecture for the World Wide Web: Designing Large-Scale Web Sites by Louis Rosenfeld (5 tags) -- Company 100%
The Four: The Hidden DNA of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google by Scott Galloway (4 tags) -- Company 100%
The Age of the Platform: How Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and Google Have Redefined Business by Phil Simon (4 tags) -- Company 100%

Unknown

Origin by Jessica Khoury (15 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Relic by Douglas Preston (10 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien (9 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown (9 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Lord of the Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien (9 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince by J. K. Rowling (9 tags) -- Unknown 100%
How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie (9 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins (8 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J. K. Rowling (8 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Angels & Demons by Dan Brown (8 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Book 2) by J. K. Rowling (8 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Lost World by Arthur Conan Doyle (8 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by J. K. Rowling (7 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J. K. Rowling (7 tags) -- Unknown 100%
A Feast for Crows by George R. R. Martin (7 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Brave New World by Aldous Huxley (7 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix by J. K. Rowling (7 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by J. K. Rowling (7 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell (6 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (6 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson (6 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The God Delusion by Richard Dawkins (6 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Ghost Brigades by John Scalzi (6 tags) -- Unknown 100%
A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin (6 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Odyssey by Homer (6 tags) -- Unknown 100%
NOS4A2 by Joe Hill (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Fracture: The Secret Enemy Saga by Virginia M Mckevitt (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide with bonus story 'Young Zaphod Plays it Safe' by Douglas Adams (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
A Dance With Dragons by George R. R. Martin (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
A Storm of Swords by George R. R. Martin (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
ESV New Classic Reference Bible by Crossway Bibles (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Last Colony by John Scalzi (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Testament by John Grisham (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Metaphors We Live By by George Lakoff (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Judas Unchained by Peter F. Hamilton (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Confessions by Augustine (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
We Don't Live Here Anymore: Three Novellas by Andre Dubus (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Elements of Typographic Style by Robert Bringhurst (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell: A Novel by Susanna Clarke (5 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Thing Explainer: Complicated Stuff in Simple Words by Randall Munroe (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Inexplicables by Cherie Priest (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking by Susan Cain (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
No Mercy by Sherrilyn Kenyon (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Amber Spyglass by Philip Pullman (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Passage by Justin Cronin (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Loving A Lost Lord (Lost Lords) by Mary Jo Putney (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Fool Moon by Jim Butcher (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
Deja Dead by Kathy Reichs (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%
A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole (4 tags) -- Unknown 100%

28MarthaJeanne
Edited: Aug 5, 2018, 4:02am Top

But this doesn't end the problems, because if these are split, someone might try to combine turkey (bird) with Pute as the most common German word for turkey (bird). Luckily, Pute itself is not a tag at present. 'l'ancienne pute Lula' is the closest we get.

If you decide to do this, I would suggest that you make some way for a member to define how the tag is meant in that particular case. There are probably cases where both meanings of a tag are used on the same book. For one thing, there are large numbers of gypsies in Rome.

29timspalding
Aug 5, 2018, 12:26pm Top

Yes, I think members would:

1. Propose a semantic split
2. Name each split
3. Optionally fill out a CK about it
4. Optionally declare a "no meaning" bucket, for Amazon, for example

Then they or members would mark books as being in one group or another, and recalculate.

30macsbrains
Aug 5, 2018, 8:28pm Top

Just thinking aloud, but perhaps some of the work here could be lessened if the subjects fields were editable (even if just editable to a drop-down controlled vocabulary?) I feel like trying to corral tags is kind of like herding cats.

While I do use some subject tags out of necessity, (because I can't edit the subjects fields) I will often take an ordinary tag, say 'werewolves' and purposely NOT tag it 'werewolves' just to assert that my interpretation may be different. My current tag is 'Where wolf? There Wolf!' If someone proposed a tag combination with 'werewolves', I'd not fight against it, but I'm also not going to propose that tag combo myself, because if I had wanted to say 'werewolves' then that's what I would have said. My tags are about meanings _to me_ and sometimes have very specific nuances.

Re #24 -- City of Bones and the Harry Potter books are probably tagged 'cup' because they have magical goblets as major plot devices in them. I would imagine that the same people who feel it's necessary to tag these books with 'cup' would also use that tag for Holy Grail works too. Maybe they are really interested in magical dinnerware! That's the kind of thing that I love to see in tags, personally.

31Nicole_VanK
Edited: Aug 6, 2018, 10:16am Top

O gosh, potentially so many. Gouda is a town in the Netherlands, the cheese was named after it. Ottoman refers to a period (and/or a dynasty) in Turkish history - not just stools.

Etc

32lorax
Aug 6, 2018, 10:17am Top

Ooooh, I like this.

"Apple" (company/fruit) is another one.

33Nicole_VanK
Edited: Aug 6, 2018, 10:44am Top

>32 lorax:
You forgot record label :)

34ianreads
Aug 6, 2018, 10:50am Top

Comic: comedians, graphic novels and funny.

35lilithcat
Edited: Aug 6, 2018, 11:04am Top

Greek: Things relating to the language or the country of Greece, or about fraternities and/or sororities.

Dope: drugs, cool, or idiot protagonist or author.

36Nicole_VanK
Edited: Aug 14, 2018, 2:59pm Top

Spa

- a kind of bath
- a town in Belgium
- a brand of soft drinks

and, but unlikely to cause problems

- alternative word for spade (the tool) in Dutch

But it can also be an abbreviation for Spanish of course.

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