Friday, September 17, 2010

[research] Top 100 words used in Tamil lyrics

The question was 'can we give a freshness score to a new lyric?' Freshness is again a subjective term like sweetness, which i blogged about a year back. Unused words, new coinages, comparisons, thoughts and many more can be attributed to freshness of a lyric. We wanted to find the most commonly used words, comparisons and rhymes. This list provides the top 100 words used in Tamil lyrics.

The list is based on our analysis of 1000 lyrics, a very small sample. Ranking may change when more lyrics are included for analysis.