In Quest of Transition Books

Denis Kotkov, Launis Kati, Mats Neovius

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Literature read by a person not only reflects, but also affects that person. In fact, certain books (transition books) might trigger this process of becoming interested in grownup's literature and therefore mentally becoming a grownup. In this paper, we detect books that are likely to be transition books or transition book candidates based on a loan dataset provided to us by Vantaa City Library. With four methods applied to this dataset we show what books and why are likely to be the candidates. We found the following candidate books: Tähtiin kirjoitettu virhe by John Green, Punainen kuin veri by Salla Simukka and Luukaupunki by Cassandra Clare. Our findings also indicate a few other books that are less likely, but still good candidates for transition books.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference
EditorsSanita Reinsone, Inguna Skadiņa, Anda Baklāne, Jānis Daugavietis
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2020
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference - Digital Humanities in the Nordic Countries 5th Conference
Duration: 21 Oct 202023 Oct 2020

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
PublisherCEUR Workshop Proceedings
ISSN (Print)1613-0073


ConferenceDigital Humanities in the Nordic Countries Conference


  • Data analysis
  • Growing up
  • Transition books
  • literature


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