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What we can learn from five million books

What we can learn from five million books

(14:09) Google have digitised millions of books (15 million to date), but short of reading them all, how can we practically use the accumulated words today? Google have created NGrams that allow you to trace the usage of any word or phrase in the historical record, opening up the science of 'culturomics' (the application of massive scale data collection and analysis to the study of human culture). From a TEDTalks in 2008 with Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel.

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Guest: hedonist (2249 days ago)
Latest comment: the problem in their stat is that if for instance you do something that is false or wrong ... it will appears twice more because people who write it first and the the one who correct it will use it again so it will appear twice more... that stupid...
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Latest comment: the problem in their stat is that if for instance you do something that is false or wrong ... it will appears twice more because people who write it first and the the one who correct it will use it again so it will appear twice more... that stupid...
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glortman glortman (2249 days ago)
The technology is very cool. The talk is pure gold!
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The technology is very cool. The talk is pure gold!
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