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Tuesday, October 7, 2014

What if we could search 5 million books?

An interesting TED presentation on Google Labs 'NGram Viewer.  The tools allows you to search for words and ideas in a google database of 5 million books. 

If you were to put these 500 billion words into a computer, what can we learn?

For example: searching for the term "Zombies" in English Fiction the following chart is produced.

Take a look at the TED talk, there are all sorts of opportunities where you can use this tool. From making a piece of writing authentic, to identifying the source of a term.

Have fun!

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