Culturomics: a new science?

The paper marks an advance in a new field dubbed “Culturomics”: the application of data-crunching to subjects typically considered part of the humanities. Last year a group of social scientists and evolutionary theorists, plus the Google Books team, showed off the kinds of things that could be done with Google’s data, which include the contents of five-million-plus books, dating back to 1800.

Culturomics Looks at the Birth and Death of Words – WSJ.

via Culturomics Looks at the Birth and Death of Words.

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