LINGUIST List 22.488

Thu Jan 27 2011

Media: Culturomics article in 'Science' Journal

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        1.     Paul Chapin , Culturomics article in 'Science' Journal

Message 1: Culturomics article in 'Science' Journal
Date: 22-Jan-2011
From: Paul Chapin <>
Subject: Culturomics article in 'Science' Journal
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An interesting article on corpus linguistics by Jean-Baptiste Michel and 13 co-authors appears in the January 14, 2011 issue of Science, the Journal of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Entitled 'Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books', the article contains a set of exercises in 'Culturomics', which is the area of research that utilizes the Google corpus of over five million digitized books. Two of the studies are linguistic in nature and involve the size of the English lexicon and the evolution of English irregular verbs.

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Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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