Jean-Baptiste Michel + Erez Lieberman Aiden:
What we learned from 5 million books

TEDxBoston 2011 · 14:08 · Filmed Jul 2011

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.

Data researcher
Jean-Baptiste Michel looks at how we can use large volumes of data to better understand our world. Full bio
Erez Lieberman Aiden pursues a broad range of research interests, spanning genomics, linguistics, mathematics ... Full bio