Posted by: ccclib | January 4, 2011

Google books enables data-mining of “cultural genome.”

An article in Science explores the possibilities of quantitative cultural analysis of literature now that such an immense volume of print works are available in electronic formats.  Researchers posit that such a wealth of material “can provide insights about fields as diverse as lexicography, the evolution of grammar, collective memory, the adoption of technology, the pursuit of fame, censorship, and historical epidemiology.”

Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books

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