Cohort Analytics


“One-offs” are our cohort of persons who have only one record in our database. CBW includes many obscure people. Often, a single chapter in one of our books will afford more information about a person than can be found in current reference sources. Many of approximately 6000 “one-off” biographies, however, still need to be curated. Are they duplicates? Are they chapter titles rather than human subjects of biography?

Examples: Race, Genre, and Geography

Reasons for their being unique records in this project include: the minority status of African Americans; the perhaps fictional example of Sally Bowman in Pilkington’s book, subtitled as moral tales for girls; and geographical distance: women in one region may not be known enough to appear in other volumes. There are various other reasons for the single rate of occurrence in this bibliographical database, and thinking about that rate can lead to insights.

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