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Uncharted Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture

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ISBN-10: 1594487456

ISBN-13: 9781594487453

Edition: N/A

Authors: Erez Aiden, Jean-Baptiste Michel

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One of the greatest untapped resources of today isn’t offshore oil or natural gas—it’s data. Gigabytes, exabytes (that’s one quintillion bytes) of data are sitting on servers across the world. So how can we start to access this explosion of information, this “big data,” and what can it tell us? Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel are two young scientists at Harvard who started to ask those questions. They teamed up with Google to create the Ngram Viewer, a Web-based tool that can chart words throughout the massive Google Books archive, sifting through billions of words to find fascinating cultural trends. On the day that the Ngram Viewer debuted in 2010, more than one million queries were…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 12/26/2013
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 288
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English