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22 décembre 2010 3 22 /12 /décembre /2010 14:39

5,000,000,000 words

It looks as if Google assembled the largest collection of words

ever gathered online !

http://www.clker.com/cliparts/4/f/1/8/12401617742042813282Gartus_Man_with_book_1.svg.thumb.png

These words have been taken "from 5 million books published over the past four centuries."

 Read the article >>> "Google Book Tool

tracks cultural Change with Words"

on 'npr' website

All of these words have become part of a database Harvard researchers are interested in : they say this new tool is powerful enough to help analyse cultural change. "The words are a product of Google's book-scanning project. The company has converted approximately 15 million books so far into electronic documents. That's about 15 percent of all books ever published. It includes books published in English, Spanish, French, German, Chinese, Russian and Hebrew."  (the article was written by Dan CHARLES - December 16, 2010)

Click on the npr logo :  http://media.npr.org/chrome/news/nprlogo_138x46.gif

LISTEN to 'All Things considered',
the 04'15" AUDIO file (mp3) corresponding to the article.

  Here >>> http://www.pdclipart.org/albums/Education/thumb_subject_book_red.pngyou can read

the transcript of the mp3 file

 

Still...  let us not forget it is but a tool :o)


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