Google tool uses 5m book database to identify culture trends

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27 Dec 2010, 8:40 am

http://www.guardian.co.uk/science/2010/ ... CMP=twt_gu


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27 Dec 2010, 9:32 am

This is why I love computing!

We are able to find trends in an entire civilization's literature because of indices composed of brilliantly conceived abstract data structures. Believe it or not, this kind of thing makes me tear up :lol:



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27 Dec 2010, 10:56 am

Here's the Ngram tool http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?cont ... moothing=0

Mentions of Jesus in Chinese books spiked for a period during the 40's.

I will be playing with this a lot.


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