The Graphing of the Snark

The hypergraph properties of a short excerpt (lines 547 to 556) of “The Hunting of the Snark” was presented by Ronald Haentjens Dekker and David J. Birnbaum in their talk “It’s More than Just Overlap: Text as Graph” at Balisage: The Markup Conference in Washington DC in August of 2017. It was later printed in their Proceedings in the Balisage Series on Markup Technologies, vol. 19, and is accessible here. (Scroll down about 2/3rds of the way or search for “Appendix C. Hypergraph Visualizations.”)

[Thanks to Götz Kluge for spotting this.]


2 thoughts on “The Graphing of the Snark

  1. There is a transposition error in the original graph. The correct page nimber is “81”, not “18”. Via you get to a corrected version of the graph.

    A remark which I received from David J. Birnbaum: Gijs Brouwer implemented the visualization, and Astrid Kulsdom transcribed the information based on the data model inside the application. Gijs’s animated version of the image is available at

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