His major success as a writer came late in life, when the Aubrey-Maturin series caught the eye of an American publisher.
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O'Brian wrote a number of other novels and short stories, most of which were published before he achieved success with the Aubrey–Maturin series.
He also translated works from French to English, and wrote two biographies.
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Neglected and left languishing, many of these titles haven’t been seen in print since before the Second World War.
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In addition, the paper compared the results from the newspaper study with text from books written at the time, in order to determine whether newspapers could be “more sensitive to certain culture shifts”, as newspapers had a closer relation to current events.
The results demonstrated the social and political feelings of the time.
Professor Nello Cristianini, professor of AI from the department of engineering and mathematics at Bristol, said the study aimed to: “demonstrate an approach to understanding continuity and change in history, based on the distant reading of a vast body of news, which complements what is traditionally done by historians.”Subscribe to WIREDSimple content analysis of the newspaper articles meant researchers could detect key events including wars, epidemics and coronations with high accuracy.