The Resource Uncharted : big data as a lens on human culture, Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel

Uncharted : big data as a lens on human culture, Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel

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Uncharted : big data as a lens on human culture
Title
Uncharted
Title remainder
big data as a lens on human culture
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Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel
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Language
eng
Summary
""One of the most exciting developments from the world of ideas in decades, presented with panache by two frighteningly brilliant, endearingly unpretentious, and endlessly creative young scientists."--Steven Pinker, author of The Better Angels of Our Nature Our society has gone from writing snippets of information by hand to generating a vast flood of 1s and 0s that record almost every aspect of our lives: who we know, what we do, where we go, what we buy, and who we love. This year, the world will generate 5 zettabytes of data. (That's a five with twenty-one zeros after it.) Big data is revolutionizing the sciences, transforming the humanities, and renegotiating the boundary between industry and the ivory tower. What is emerging is a new way of understanding our world, our past, and possibly, our future. In Uncharted, Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel tell the story of how they tapped into this sea of information to create a new kind of telescope: a tool that, instead of uncovering the motions of distant stars, charts trends in human history across the centuries. By teaming up with Google, they were able to analyze the text of millions of books. The result was a new field of research and a scientific tool, the Google Ngram Viewer, so groundbreaking that its public release made the front page of The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Boston Globe, and so addictive that Mother Jones called it "the greatest timewaster in the history of the internet." Using this scope, Aiden and Michel-and millions of users worldwide-are beginning to see answers to a dizzying array of once intractable questions. How quickly does technology spread? Do we talk less about God today? When did people start "having sex" instead of "making love"? At what age do the most famous people become famous? How fast does grammar change? Which writers had their works most effectively censored by the Nazis? When did the spelling "donut" start replacing the venerable "doughnut"? Can we predict the future of human history? Who is better known-Bill Clinton or the rutabaga? All over the world, new scopes are popping up, using big data to quantify the human experience at the grandest scales possible. Yet dangers lurk in this ocean of 1s and 0s-threats to privacy and the specter of ubiquitous government surveillance. Aiden and Michel take readers on a voyage through these uncharted waters"--
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Aiden, Erez
Dewey number
302.23/1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QA76.9.D343
LC item number
A3385 2013eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Michel, Jean-Baptiste
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  • Big data
  • Internet
  • Culture
  • History
  • Popular Culture
  • Science
Label
Uncharted : big data as a lens on human culture, Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel
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Publication
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unknown
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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online resource
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  • cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
Content type code
  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
  • 51
  • 3
  • Armchair Lexicographerologists
  • 53
  • Daddy, where do babysitters come from?
  • 79
  • 4
  • 7.5 Minutes of Fame
  • 81
  • One giant leapfrog for mankind
  • 1
  • 120
  • 5
  • Sound of Silence
  • 122
  • Two rights make another right
  • 150
  • 6
  • Persistence of Memory
  • 152
  • Mommy, where do Martians come from?
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • 182
  • 7
  • Utopia, Dystopia, and Dat(a)topia
  • 185
  • 1
  • How many words is a picture worth?
  • 24
  • 2
  • G. K. Zipf and the Fossil Hunters
  • Burnt, baby, burnt
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o865580884
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9781101632116
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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  • c
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illustrations
Publisher number
EB00398166
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
Stock number
0A03C3AB-D25C-4FC1-9310-A7DCFC03F1FD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o865580884
  • (OCoLC)865580884
Label
Uncharted : big data as a lens on human culture, Erez Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • 51
  • 3
  • Armchair Lexicographerologists
  • 53
  • Daddy, where do babysitters come from?
  • 79
  • 4
  • 7.5 Minutes of Fame
  • 81
  • One giant leapfrog for mankind
  • 1
  • 120
  • 5
  • Sound of Silence
  • 122
  • Two rights make another right
  • 150
  • 6
  • Persistence of Memory
  • 152
  • Mommy, where do Martians come from?
  • Through the Looking Glass
  • 182
  • 7
  • Utopia, Dystopia, and Dat(a)topia
  • 185
  • 1
  • How many words is a picture worth?
  • 24
  • 2
  • G. K. Zipf and the Fossil Hunters
  • Burnt, baby, burnt
Control code
o865580884
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (280 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781101632116
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
Publisher number
EB00398166
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
0A03C3AB-D25C-4FC1-9310-A7DCFC03F1FD
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o865580884
  • (OCoLC)865580884

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