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Ever wonder what all those words in all those books might be good for? Google has an app for that.

In this TEDxBeaconStreet talk, Google software engineer Matthew Gray discusses learning about culture, technology, language and even applesauce when you use the Google Books Ngram Viewer. Watch as he demonstrates several breakthrough projects now possible with a tool that can analyze billions of words from hundreds of years of books.

Words, they’re not just for reading anymore!


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Matthew Gray

Matthew Gray

Google has an app for that. In this TEDxBeaconStreet talk, Google software engineer Matthew Gray discusses learning about culture, technology, language and even applesauce when you use the Google Books Ngram Viewer. Watch as he demonstrates several breakthrough projects now possible with a tool that can analyze billions of words from hundreds of years of books.