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Beta.BookLamp.org – Like Pandora But For Books

Beta.BookLamp.orgA service that is currently in public beta, Book Lamp intends to do for lovers of literature what a site like Pandora does for music listeners. Book Lamp will take your tastes into account and find authors that write in the way you enjoy.

 

But it will do so to the extent that you specify. For example, you might like the kind of internal conflict that Joseph Conrad always deals with on his books, but you might find the pacing too slow and the books far too long. If that is the case, you can ask Book Lamp to find authors who are thematically related to the phenomenal English writer born in Poland, but which are shorter and have a different sense of dynamics. It’s as easy as that, and the results are always accurate.

I think that is because you are able to specify a lot of different aspects at once if you want. You can have Book Lamp take not only the pacing and the density into account, but also the level of action and description. It’s not that you will find the best book ever through such a service. But you are finding titles you are sure to love through it.

Beta.BookLamp.org In Their Own Words

“BookLamp.org matches readers to books through an analysis of writing styles, similar to the way that Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music. Do you like Stephen King’s It, but thought it was too long? BookLamp allows you to find books with a similar level of tone, tense, perspective, action, description, and dialog – while at the same time allowing you to specify details like… half the length. It’s impervious to outside influences – like advertising – that impact socially driven recommendation systems, and isn’t reliant on a large user base to work. Take a look at the above video to see how we do it in detail.”

Why Beta.BookLamp.org It Might Be A Killer

Book lovers couldn’t ask for a more focused service, really.

Some Questions About Beta.BookLamp.org

When will the site lose its beta label? What will take for that to happen? Beta.BookLamp.org

VISIT: http://beta.booklamp.org

Author : Roger Hollings

Born and bred in Maine, Roger is one of the longest-standing writers for KillerStartups.com. A translator by trade, he is passionate about art in all its forms. He enjoys both classic and contemporary literature, nature photography and music from both sides of the Atlantic. Fascinated by technology from an early age, he has always explored the ways in which computers let people articulate their thoughts and communicate better with the world at large.

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Beta.BookLamp.org – Like Pandora, but for Books

Beta.BookLamp.orgIt’s true, reading for the sake of reading isn’t very popular anymore. Either, there’s no time or no interest.

 

Why read when you could be watching the latest Lost, or getting up to date on exactly how much Spitzer spent on his entertainment? Nevertheless, there’s an interesting reading tool on the nets called BookLamp that might lure you back into a reading habit. BookLamp is an incredibly innovative, high tech system that matches readers with books they might find interesting. It’ll change how you find a book. How? The BookLamp tool scans books and groups them together based on similar styles and structures. There are six key factors all together, namely: tone, tense, perspective, action level, description, and dialog. So if you liked Dickens, but thought he was a bit too wordy, you can specify exactly that and BookLamp will search for something similar but shorter. So far, BookLamp contains 179 books, but is considering its next move, ie whether it ought to be open source, seek seed money, etc.

Beta.BookLamp.org In Their Own Words

“BookLamp.org is a system for matching readers to books through an analysis of writing styles, similar to the way that Pandora.com matches music lovers to new music. Do you like Stephen King’s It, but thought it was too long? The technology behind BookLamp allows you to find books that are written with a similar tone, tense, perspective, action level, description level, and dialog level, while at the same time allowing you to specify details like… half the length. It’s impervious to outside influences – like advertising – that impact socially driven recommendation systems, and isn’t reliant on a large user base to work.”

Why Beta.BookLamp.org It Might Be A Killer

BookLamp is a cool project that’ll revolutionize how you read. It’s the most innovative way to scan and match up books. Instead of choosing, plot or even characters, BookLamp uses style and structure. It can find books that suit your needs.

Some Questions About Beta.BookLamp.org

What will BookLamp do in the future? How do they choose the books they have so far? What’s the best way for BookLamp to grow? Beta.BookLamp.org

VISIT: http://beta.booklamp.org

Author : Bruce Turner

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