Search trends subtitles – Bookworm

4. November 2015 Web Leave a reply

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.

Bookworm search trends subtitles - Enter Word

Bookworm search trends subtitles – Enter Word

Next, choose the medium, whether it is a TV show or movie or something unknown.

Bookworm search trends subtitles - Enter Medium

Bookworm search trends subtitles – Enter Medium

Now, click Search.

Bookworm search trends subtitles - Search

Bookworm search trends subtitles – Search

Voila! The search trends subtitles is just in front of you in the form of a graph.

Bookworm search trends subtitles - Graph

Bookworm search trends subtitles – Graph

You can hover over any point of the graph and click on it to get the subtitles during that year.

Bookworm search trends subtitles - Subtitles for particular period

Bookworm search trends subtitles – Subtitles for particular period

You can choose a subtitle from that list.

Bookworm search trends subtitles - Subtitles list

Bookworm search trends subtitles – Subtitles list

You will be directed to the Opensubtitles page for downloading the particular subtitles file.

Opensubtitles page

Opensubtitles page

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.

Choose time in settings

Choose time in settings

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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