Google book database opens window on culture
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Google has launched a searchable database of 500 billion words contained in 5.2 million books published between 1500 and 2008 - billed by The Atlantic magazine as the 'time suck of the day.' ...

In billions of words, digital allies find tale
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Mining the complete text of 4 percent of the world’s books, Harvard University and Google researchers used a powerful new tool unveiled yesterday to glean surprising insights into language, culture, and history. ...

In 500 Billion Words, New Window on Culture
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A Google-backed project allows the frequency of specific words and phrases to be tracked in centuries of books, equipping the humanities with a new method of cultural analysis. ...

Google creates 'Cultural Observatory'
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Harvard and Google have developed a 'Cultural Observatory' they say can identify trends over the past 200 years using a database of 5m digitised books How many words in the English language never make it into dictionaries? How has the nature of fame ...

Google Tool Explores 'Genome' Of English Words
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These are just some of the questions that researchers and members of the public can now answer using a new online tool called the "Cultural Observatory" developed by Google with the help of scientists at Harvard University. The massive searchable dat ...

Google's Book Trove Yields Cultural Clues
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Language analysts, sifting through two centuries of words in the millions of books in Google growing digital library, found a new way to track the arc of fame, the effect of censorship, the spread of inventions and the explosive growth of new terms i ...

Google Launches New Book Database
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A Google-backed project allows centuries of books to be scanned for specific words and phrases, equipping the humanities with a new method of cultural analysis. ...

Google Launches New Book Database
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A Google-backed project allows centuries of books to be scanned for specific words and phrases, equipping the humanities with a new method of cultural analysis.br ...

No IPO soon: Twitter raises another $200 million (AP)
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AP - Don't expect Twitter to be tweeting about an initial public offering any time soon. The popular online communications service has raised another $200 million so it can keep growing without Wall Street's help. ...

Twitter raises $200 million, adds 2 board members (AP)
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AP - Twitter has raised another $200 million to help its popular online communications service keep on growing. ...

Twitter raises $200 million, adds 2 board members
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Twitter has raised another $200 million to help its popular online communications service keep on growing. Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s best-known venture capital firms, is leading the investment anno ...


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