Cyberborean Chronicles

Tagging “The Lord of the Rings”

There are results of experiment with using SCAN for text analysis and autotagging J.R.R. Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings” book.

Canonical LotR corpus consists of 62 chapters (arranged into six books), author’s foreword, Prologue and 6 appendices (A-F) – thus, 70 items. This documents collection (as OpenDocument files) has been indexed and autotagged with SCAN 1.0. SCAN autotagging has been set to use 10 tags per each document and maximal tags specifity (because of relatively small collection size). Additionally, each of six books has been tagged separately.

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Book I

baggins bilbo bree butterbur frodo goldberry ponies sam strider tom

  1. “A Long-expected Party”
    bag baggins bagginses bilbo birthday fireworks joke lobelia presents sackville
  2. “The Shadow of the Past”
    bilbo birthday déagol frodo gandalf gollum grandmother hated ring ted
  3. “Three is Company”
    bag frodo gildor lane lobelia pippin sackville sam sir sold
  4. “A Short Cut to Mushrooms”
    dogs farm farmer ferry frodo lane maggot mushrooms pippin waggon
  5. “A Conspiracy Unmasked”
    bath brandy brandybucks bucklanders fatty ferry fredegar frodo maggot merry
  6. “The Old Forest”
    bonfire forest hedge lilies merry path ponies tom willow withywindle
  7. “In the House of Tom Bombadil”
    barrows bombadil candle chimney creak derry goldberry tom wights willow
  8. “Fog on the Barrow-Downs”
    barrow bombadil fog goldberry hoy jogging lumpkin ponies tom wight
  9. “At the Sign of The Prancing Pony”
    barliman bree butterbur comer cow frodo inn landlord nob underhill
  10. “Strider”
    baggins bree butterbur ferny frodo landlord letter nob strider underhill
  11. “A Knife in the Dark”
    beren bob bree dell ferny galad gil strider tinúviel weathertop
  12. “Flight to the Ford”
    bone boot ford frodo glorfindel horse strider troll trolls weathertop

Book II

aragorn boats boromir elrond frodo gandalf gimli haldir legolas sam

  1. “Many Meetings”
    bilbo dúnadan elrond flood frodo glorfindel glóin mortals rivendell strider
  2. “The Council of Elrond”
    boromir elrond erestor galad gil glóin isildur radagast ring saruman
  3. “The Ring Goes South”
    aragorn bill boromir caradhras drift elrond frodo gandalf redhorn snow
  4. “A Journey in the Dark”
    bill boromir doors durin gandalf gimli howls mines moria wolves
  5. “The Bridge of Khazad-dum”
    balin balrog beats boromir chamber doom door drum hall mazarbul
  6. “Lothlórien”
    flet frodo galadhrim gimli haldir ladder legolas lothlórien nimrodel silverlode
  7. “The Mirror of Galadriel”
    basin celeborn frodo galadhrim galadriel haldir lady magic mirror pedestal
  8. “Farewell to Lórien”
    boat boats boromir cakes celeborn galadhrim galadriel gimli lady lórien
  9. “The Great River”
    aragorn boat boats frodo gebir log paddle paddles rapids sarn
  10. “The Breaking of the Fellowship”
    amon aragorn boromir brandir frodo hen lawn lhaw sam tol

Book III

aragorn ents gimli isengard legolas saruman théoden treebeard uglúk éomer

  1. “The Departure of Boromir”
    aragorn boat boromir galen gimli gulls legolas orcs rauros tire
  2. “The Riders of Rohan”
    aragorn downs entwash fangorn gimli horses legolas orcs trail éomer
  3. “The Uruk-Hai”
    ankles grishnákh isengarders knoll lugbúrz merry orcs pippin uglúk wrists
  4. “Treebeard”
    ent entish ents entwives hasty hoom isengard rowan treebeard trees
  5. “The White Rider”
    aragorn fangorn gandalf gimli haft legolas man old saruman treebeard
  6. “The King of the Golden Hall”
    aragorn gandalf gríma hall háma neighed théoden wormtongue éomer éowyn
  7. “Helm’s Deep”
    aragorn coomb deeping dike erkenbrand gamling helm hornburg westfold éomer
  8. “The Road to Isengard”
    caverns caves fords gandalf gimli isen isengard legolas saruman théoden
  9. “Flotsam and Jetsam”
    barrels ent ents gimli huorns isengard pipe quickbeam saruman treebeard
  10. “The Voice of Saruman”
    dismissed ents gandalf injuries orthanc rail saruman spell théoden treebeard
  11. “The Palantír”
    ball bracken gandalf globe orthanc palantíri pippin saruman shadowfax wizard

Book IV

faramir frodo gollum nice precious rope sam shagrat shelob sméagol

  1. “The Taming of Sméagol”
    cliff fix frodo gollum knot precious rope sam sméagol yess
  2. “The Passage of the Marshes”
    fish frodo gollum gully marshes mires nice precious sam sméagol
  3. “The Black Gate is Closed”
    frodo gollum helps lithui master nice oliphaunt oliphaunts sam sméagol
  4. “Of Herbs and Stewed Rabbit”
    coney fern gollum herbs mablung pans rabbits sam sméagol taters
  5. “The Window on the West”
    arts blindfold boromir damrod faramir frodo isildur mablung men mithrandir
  6. “The Forbidden Pool”
    anborn faramir fish fissh frodo gollum precious protection sly sméagol
  7. “Journey to the Cross-roads”
    brewing decent faramir frodo glare gollum mould sam staves thorns
  8. “The Stairs of Cirith Ungol”
    dad frodo gollum morgul sam sméagol sneaking stairway wink wraith
  9. “Shelob”
    frodo glass gollum lair phial sam shelob sméagol stench tunnel
  10. “The Choices of Master Samwise”
    cords frodo gorbag lads ladyship lugbúrz sam shagrat shelob tunnel

Book V

aragorn beregond city denethor faramir ghân men pippin éomer éowyn

  1. “Minas Tirith”
    beregond bergil citadel city denethor forlong ingold mithrandir pippin street
  2. “The Passing of the Grey Company”
    aragorn burg elladan erech gimli halbarad king legolas ride théoden
  3. “The Muster of Rohan”
    dwimorberg edoras harrowdale hirgon king merry ride théoden éomer éowyn
  4. “The Siege of Gondor”
    beregond citadel city denethor faramir gandalf garrison pelennor pippin retreat
  5. “The Ride of the Rohirrim”
    buri dernhelm elfhelm ghân men stonewain théoden wild éomer éored
  6. “The Battle of the Pelennor Fields”
    dernhelm harlond king knights mûmakil snowmane southrons théoden éomer éowyn
  7. “The Pyre of Denethor”
    beregond bier burn city denethor faramir gandalf healing oil thou
  8. “The Houses of Healing”
    aragorn athelas bergil faramir healing imrahil ioreth sick éomer éowyn
  9. “The Last Debate”
    aragorn gimli gulls imrahil lamedon lebennin legolas pelargir ships thousands
  10. “The Black Gate Opens”
    army captains heralds imrahil lieutenant messenger morannon sauron terms thou

Book VI

cotton faramir frodo lotho rosie ruffians sam shagrat sharkey éowyn

  1. “The Tower of Cirith Ungol”
    court frodo gorbag ladder orc sam shagrat shelob snaga turret
  2. “The Land of Shadow”
    frodo isenmouthe morgai orc range sam shagrat spur tracker whip
  3. “Mount Doom”
    cone frodo gaping gollum load masster mountain sam sammath tearing
  4. “The Field of Cormallen”
    captains eagles frodo gwaihir isle knights merriment praise pure sam
  5. “The Steward and the King”
    aragorn city faramir healer healing ioreth king lady warden éowyn
  6. “Many Partings”
    arwen beggar celeborn hoom orthanc théoden treebeard wain éomer éowyn
  7. “Homeward Bound”
    barliman bill bree butterbur deadmen ferny gandalf nob pony troubles
  8. “The Scouring of the Shire”
    cotton farmer hob lotho ruffians sharkey sheds shirriff shirriffs village
  9. “The Grey Havens”
    bywater cotton deputy elanor frodo married mayor rosie ruffians sam


  • A. “Annals of the kings and rulers”
    arthedain arvedui eldacar eärnil gondor king náin tar thráin witch
  • B. “The Tale of Years”
    begins birth guldur king meets reaches samwise sauron sets thranduil
  • C. “Family Trees”
    addition appendix birth blanco family guests names party recorded recounted
  • D. “Shire Calendar”
    calendar corresponded eldar lithe months names quenya reckoning week yule
  • E. “Writing and spelling”
    english languages letters pronounced quenya represented represents series sindarin vowel
  • F. “The languages and peoples of the Third Age”
    english languages letters pronounced quenya represented represents series sindarin vowel

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