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ISBN-13:  9781594487453
Author:  Erez Aiden
Genre:  Popular Culture
Publisher:  Riverhead Books
Date Published:  2013
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Everyone has heard of Big Data; huge amounts of information, usually involving computers or the Internet. Is there a cultural or historical equivalent of Big Data?      Yes, and it comes from Google's intention to digitize all the world's books (or, at least, a significant portion of them). The authors created an algorithm that would search all those books for certain words. On a chart, it will show, for instance, how many times, per million words, the name "Abraham …
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