Press: “Thursday Threads: Kindle Ebook Lending, Google Ngram Viewer, Collaborative Open Source Development”

Posted by Wrentyinone in September 29, 2011.

“Two visiting faculty at Google describe the origins and example findings from the ngram viewer of the Google Books project. With the ngram viewer, it is possible to look and compare the frequency of words digitized in books as part of the Google Books project. For example, one can look up the frequency of the phrase “American Library Association” (a 3-gram) in English language books from 1800 to 2000. This is the kind of digital introspection into the corpus of published materials that is being highlighted in the Digital Public Library of America proposals as a way to enhance patron access to information in library collections.”

From Peter Murray’s blog post, Thursday Threads: Kindle Ebook Lending, Google Ngram Viewer, Collaborative Open Source Development