Big Data as a lens on Human Culture
January 24, 2014•18 min
Scientist Erez Aiden is the co-author of "Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture." Along with Jean-Baptiste Michel, he created the Ngram Viewer (https://books.google.com/ngrams) that crunches words contained within the 30 million+ volumes of Google Books to look for social and historical trends. Yes, this is mind candy!