Big Data
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The N-gram and the Book “Uncharted: Big Data as a Lens on Human Culture”

hstevens - October 4, 2014

Between 2007 and 2010, graduate students Erez Aiden, Jean-Baptiste Michel and Yuan Shen developed a tool for analyzing Google’s digitized books. Known as the N-gram viewer, their…

Gigascience: A Science Journal That Provides Full Data Sets
Big Data
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Big Data
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Gigascience: A Science Journal That Provides Full Data Sets

hstevens - August 13, 2014

A few weeks ago I visited the Hong Kong headquarters of the biomedical journal, Gigascience. The journal was established in 2012 with funding from the Chinese company…

Data Infrastructures
Big Data
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Big Data
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Data Infrastructures

hstevens - July 11, 2014

It is obvious to say that big data rely on computers. It would be practically impossible to implement big data algorithms with pencil and paper – it…

Big Data
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Following the Data

hstevens - June 22, 2014

In this post I want to explore a method for helping us to better understand big data and what it is telling us. I call this method…

Why Big Data Requires the Social Sciences
Big Data
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Big Data
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Why Big Data Requires the Social Sciences

hstevens - May 10, 2014

This is the first in a series of posts that will examine the big data phenomenon from the point of view of the social sciences (I am…