What we learned from 5 million books

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This is a page of resources and discussion for "What we learned from 5 million books"

The talk

TED http://www.ted.com/talks/what_we_learned_from_5_million_books.html

YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5l4cA8zSreQ

dotSUB http://dotsub.com/view/2a7f9e71-c242-4ca4-bcf6-c2d86791bcf7

About the speakers

Erez Lieberman Aiden

Jean-Baptiste Michel

Related resources

In 500 Billion Words, New Window on Culture http://www.nytimes.com/2010/12/17/books/17words.html?pagewanted=all

Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books http://www.sciencemag.org/content/331/6014/176 (need free registration to read the full text)

Find out what’s in a word, or five, with the Google Books Ngram Viewer http://googleblog.blogspot.com/2010/12/find-out-whats-in-word-or-five-with.html

Ngram Viewer

Materials on the slides

“Where do books come from?”

“N-grams measure cultural trends”

“De novo discovery of victims of suppression”
names on the slide:

Terms and expressions

Jon Orwant http://twitter.com/#!/orwant

Culturomics http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Culturomics

Vogon http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vogon

Errors in the transcript

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We took a page out of XKDC,
We took a page out of XKCD,

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And he'd tell you, "Well most people say thrive,
And he'd tell you, "Well most people say thrived,

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and that's to tell Nietzche that God is not dead,
and that's to tell Nietzsche that God is not dead,

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is that we find that the bubble bursts fast and faster
is that we find that the bubble bursts faster and faster