Jean-Baptiste Michel + Erez Lieberman Aiden

What we learned from 5 million books

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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.

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Jean-Baptiste Michel · Data researcher

Jean-Baptiste Michel looks at how we can use large volumes of data to better understand our world.

Jean-Baptiste Michel looks at how we can use large volumes of data to better understand our world.

Erez Lieberman Aiden · Researcher

Erez Lieberman Aiden pursues a broad range of research interests, spanning genomics, linguistics, mathematics ...

Erez Lieberman Aiden pursues a broad range of research interests, spanning genomics, linguistics, mathematics ...