Character Stats Demo


There areVillage of Alsip | President/Mayor Patrick Kitching many reasons to evaluate a document based on page count, word count, line count, and/or character count.  Some businesses base their fees on these types of statistics, such as typists and data entry clerks while other businesses use it to aid in calculating needed storage space.  These numbers can also be used as a limited check and balance measure to sense whether
or not the content of a document attached to a file name has been altered in any way.

Reviewing the page count, word count, line count, and/or character count of a large collection can also provide additional metrix-based insight, which is initial purpose of this variation of The Municipal Meeting Minutes Index for the Village of Alsip.  For example, knowing how many page numbers in a collection of documents provides reproduction and distribution cost calculation abilities.  Understanding the total number of lines and words in the document aids in understanding influence of document design for a variety of comparison-based analysis opportunities.  Chronological trends can also sometimes be spotted that would otherwise not be quickly recognizable or visible.


This is only a demonstration of one facet of intellectual capital contained in municipal meeting minutesMunicipal Meeting Minutes Index Demo
Characteristics of Character Statistics
Demo collection drawn from full
Village of Alsip, Illinois online collection
Displayed chronological from 2005* through 2012

Legend to the Village of Alsip, Illinois Index

Total Page Count = TPCTPC  Total Page Count

The Total Page Count, or TPC, provides a surface reflection of overall duplication costs as compared between paper and digital.  Page counts can provide suggested total costs of printing a collection of documents in a paper format, including ink, paper,  depreciation of the machinery and human resources just as it can reflect current digital storage needs and potential needs based on a variety of variables.

The estimated Total Page Count of the Public Documentation Public Library for the Village of Alsip, Illinois as October 13, 2012 is 1,134 pages.  The total document count available online is 396.  The average page count is 2.86363. 

If this collection was photocopied at a local library, the cost to reproduce the collection (all one-sided) would be approximately $113.40 at $.10 per copy or $170.10 at $.15 per copy. 

If this collection was printed from a printer, the cost to reproduce the documents is significantly reduced in a cash up front manner, with only ink and paper as the cash layout and depreciation being valued based on when the next printer is purchased, etc.


Total Line Count = TLCTLC  Total Line Count

The Total Line Count, or TLC, is a variable that can provide anchoring of a citation system as it relates to the content in the document.  Reviewing lien counts also are revealing as it relates to search engine optimization and/or reputation management practices and protocols being deployed at any given moment in time.  It can also help determine if there is too much white space being misplaced so that the page count is avoidably inflated rather than compact and condensed through structural adjustments

The estimated Total Line Count of the Public Documentation Public Library for the Village of Alsip, Illinois as October 13, 2012 is 56,308 lines.  The total document count available online is 396.  The average line count per document is 142.19191.

In terms of codification and software architecture, this means there is 56,308 lines of code to distill into further encryption-driven functionality.  This type of insight helps sculpt time frames around a variety of variables, including annotations, citations, etc.


Total Word Count = TWCTWC Total Word Count

The Total Word Count, or TWC, is where some of the harsher critiques begin to crop up.  Word Counts can help hone in on duplicated words, similar thoughts that can be brought into one simple segment as but a few features of a Word Count report.  Also, word association is critical to the success or failure impressions left behind by something provided by a search algorithm.  Therefore, adding even one level of keyword association can represent a time consuming process relative to the size of the word list.

The estimated Total Word Count of the Public Documentation Public Library for the Village of Alsip, Illinois as October 13, 2012 is 462,400.  The total document count available online is 396.  The average word count per document is 1,167.67676.

Manually entering one level of keyword associations to one document might take a small chunk of time, but manual efforts cannot succeed without the aid of other technologies to take over some of the processing of such a task.  The growth of a variety of database structures relies almost entirely on the contributions of the user of said database.


CCWS  Character Count With Spaces and CCWOS Character Count Without Spaces

Depending on what style of storage and distribution being used, a Character Count With and Without Spaces analysis can provide a variety of additional facets to data storage and moveability. Character Count Without Spaces = CCWOS

Some search algorithms are intentionally designed to ignore spaces while others are designed to specifically seek out all white space.  With any algorithm, its an either or circumstance.  Either it is counted at some point or it isn’t.  Oddly enough, using the space bar in HTML programming takes up more space and uses more characters than the simple slim measure of white otherwise left behind.

The estimated Total Character Count With Spaces of the Public Documentation Public Library for the Village of Alsip, Illinois as October 13, 2012 is 2,822,001.  The estimated Total Character Count Without Spaces of the Public Documentation Public Library for the Village of Alsip, Illinois as October 13, 2012 is 2,396,371.  There is approximately 425,630 characters reserved as spacing characters intended on creating a blank space for a viewer.  The total document count available online is 396.

*  The documents from 2005 and part of 2006 were not scannable using the surface-surfing methods and procedures applied to the data collection method.


Review statistics for each individual board meeting minutes by year:

2005  2006  2007  2008  2009 | 2010  2011 2012


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