[Annelida] For science historians and gadget lovers

Geoff Read via annelida%40net.bio.net (by g.read from niwa.co.nz)
Thu Dec 23 19:35:05 EST 2010


Hi there worm folk,

Frivolity or a serious tool? This graph might divert you briefly.

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/graph?content=Vermes%2CAnnelida%2CPolychaeta&year_start=1750&year_end=2000&corpus=0&smoothing=4

Why does Vermes usage go up in the late 1900's, when it shouldn't. I think I might know.

Read about the Google Ngram Viewer and 'culturomics' at:

http://www.culturomics.org/Resources/A-users-guide-to-culturomics 

There's an open access paper at Science also. Interesting for sure.

Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books. Jean-Baptiste Michel*, Yuan Kui Shen, Aviva Presser Aiden, Adrian Veres, Matthew K. Gray, The Google Books Team, Joseph P. Pickett, Dale Hoiberg, Dan Clancy, Peter Norvig, Jon Orwant, Steven Pinker, Martin A. Nowak, and Erez Lieberman Aiden*.  Science (Published online ahead of print: 12/16/2010).

Bye for now,

Geoff


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