Monday, May 27, 2013

Hardly surprising ...

... David Brooks on Language: Our Words Don't Reveal Our Worldview | New Republic. (Hat tip, Dave Lull.)

... the faddish attempt to apply the Big Data approach to social psychology via Google’s Ngram viewer tool will shed much less light on these matters than many expect. In any language, concepts are expressed by several words and phrases at any given time, all of which morph eternally with the passage of time.

1 comment:

  1. "eternally with the passage of time"? A curious phrase, and from a University of Chicago graduate...