Data Mining and Text Mining

This weeks readings included sites which contained information on which words were used in different time periods.   Sites such as the Time Magazine Corpus compare which words used from 1923 to the present and its frequency.  I think it’s cool that there are agencies and corporation gathering data like this, because with tools like this, we are able to see how our language has developed and changed.  Historians and Sociologists can use these tools to track patterns and popular language trends.

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