Science Just Figured Out Which Religion's Holy Book Is More Violent
Text Analytics Program Proves Quran Less Violent Than The Bible
Science Just Figured Out Which Religion's Holy Book Is More Violent
By Curtis F / reverbpress.com
Feb 9, 2016

To hear right-wing politicians and pundits tell it, the Quran is the most violent religious book out there. If this were the case, though, it would only make sense that text analytics software - programs that can almost instantaneously review entire books - would find countless examples of this violence. Instead, it found something even more compelling.

Text Analytics On Religious Texts

Data mining is a strategy that Fortune 500 companies use to discover patterns they can then use to improve their business. Text analytics is one of these "mining" processes, and Tom H.C. Anderson's OdinText is on the cutting edge of the technology. These research tools are mostly used in the marketing world, but Anderson decided to showcase some other uses of OdinText.

"[T]o understand any religion one must start with its literature. So, we thought it would be an interesting exercise to compare the primary books of Islam and Judeo-Christianity… using the advanced data mining technology that Fortune 500 corporations, government agencies and other institutions routinely use to comb through large sets of unstructured text to identify patterns…"

 

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Science Just Figured Out Which Religion's Holy Book Is More Violent