Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books

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dc.contributor.author Michel, Jean-Baptiste
dc.contributor.author Shen, Yuan Kui
dc.contributor.author Aiden, Aviva Presser
dc.contributor.author Veres, Adrian
dc.contributor.author Gray, Matthew K.
dc.contributor.author Google Books Team
dc.contributor.author Pickett, Joseph
dc.contributor.author Hoiberg, Dale
dc.contributor.author Clancy, Dan
dc.contributor.author Norvig, Peter
dc.contributor.author Orwant, Jon
dc.contributor.author Pinker, Steven
dc.contributor.author Nowak, Martin A.
dc.contributor.author Aiden, Erez Lieberman
dc.date.accessioned 2012-06-19T18:36:35Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.citation Michel, Jean-Baptiste, Yuan Kui Shen, Aviva P. Aiden, Adrian Veres, Matthew K. Gray, The Google Books Team, Joseph P. Pickett, et al. 2011. Quantitative analysis of cutlure using millions of digitized books. Science 331(6014 ): 176-182. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0036-8075 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1095-9203 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:8899722
dc.description.abstract We constructed a corpus of digitized texts containing about 4% of all books ever printed. Analysis of this corpus enables us to investigate cultural trends quantitatively. We survey the vast terrain of ‘culturomics,’ focusing on linguistic and cultural phenomena that were reflected in the English language between 1800 and 2000. We show how this approach can provide insights about fields as diverse as lexicography, the evolution of grammar, collective memory, the adoption of technology, the pursuit of fame, censorship, and historical epidemiology. Culturomics extends the boundaries of rigorous quantitative inquiry to a wide array of new phenomena spanning the social sciences and the humanities. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Mathematics en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Psychology en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher American Association for the Advancement of Science en_US
dc.relation.isversionof doi:10.1126/science.1199644 en_US
dash.license LAA
dc.title Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Accepted Manuscript en_US
dc.relation.journal Science en_US
dash.depositing.author Nowak, Martin A.
dash.waiver 2010-11-08
dc.date.available 2012-06-19T18:36:35Z

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