The content of this blog is based on some exploratory data analysis performed on the corpora provided for the “Spooky Author Identification” challenge at Kaggle . The corpora includes excerpts/ sentences from some of the scariest writer of all times.
The Spooky Challenge
An Hallowen-based challenge  with the following goal: predict who was writing a sentence of a possible spooky story between Edgar Allan Poe, HP Lovecraft and Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley.
“Deep into that darkness peering, long I stood there, wondering, fearing, doubting, dreaming dreams no mortal ever dared to dream before.” Edgar Allan Poe
“That is not dead which can eternal lie, And with strange aeons even death may die.” HP Lovecraft
“Life and death appeared to me ideal bounds, which I should first break through, and pour a torrent of light into our dark world.” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
The only tools available to us during this exploration will be our intuition, curiosity and the selected packages. Specifically:
tidytext package, text mining for word processing and sentiment analysis using tidy tools