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Friday, November 18, 2011

Ngram (Michel/Liberman-Aiden)


What we learned from 5 million books (Jean-Baptiste Michel/Erez Lieberman Aiden) 
TEDxBoston (July 2011) 14'09" 
Have you played with Google Labs' NGram Viewer? It's an addicting tool that lets you search for words and ideas in a database of 5 million books from across centuries. Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel show us how it works, and a few of the surprising things we can learn from 500 billion words.

"unspoken" [English] 1800-2000

"minimalisme" [Français] 1900-2000 

"ennui" + "existentialism" + "boredom" [English] 1800-2000

"ennui" + "spectacle" [Français] 1800-2000

"naturalism" + "neorealism" + "modernism" [English] 1800-2000

"objectivism" + "suprematism" + "hyperrealism" [English] 1800-2000

"transcendent" + "immanent" [English] 1800-2000
"transcendant" + "immanent" [Français] 1800-2000

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