Google Books Ngram Viewer Shows Cultural Trends

By: Summer Luu - Published: Dec 21, 2010 • References: ngrams.googlelabs & huffingtonpost
Google and scientists from Harvard University have coined the term "culturomics" in its latest launch of Google Books Ngram Viewer.

The database consists of more than 5.2 million digital books published between 1500 and 2008 (fiction and non-fiction). Users can type in a word and track its popularity, how frequently its been used and its changes in usage throughout history. The Google Books Ngram Viewer search tool quantifies the evolution of words and language and depicts history’s cultural trends. Stats for Culturomic Search Engines Trending: Older & Chilly
Research: 1,410 clicks in 283 w
Interest: 4 minutes
Concept: Google Ngram
Related: 62 examples / 48 photos
Segment: Neutral, 18-35
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