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When language meets big data - Input Junkie
July 17th, 2015
11:42 am


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When language meets big data
Here's a podcast from that list-- -- 17 minutes of looking at big data analysis of language from Kieran Snyder from Textio.

It turns out that Kickstarters that get funded are more likely to have a lot of text and (depressingly) a lot of different fonts.

And (their main product analyses job offers) that "synergy" turns job applicants off, and women are less likely to want jobs that advertise for gurus or ninjas. You can run other sorts of data through their job offer analyzer-- you might find something interesting.

I'm worried about what happens if big data is commonly used for language-- there could be a lot of tiresome convergence.

This has a text version some of what was in the interview.

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Date:July 17th, 2015 04:02 pm (UTC)
I like the idea of being a guru, but I don't understand why anyone would want to hire a ninja. They just pop out of nowhere, wreck things, and leave without giving contact information.
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Date:July 19th, 2015 03:10 pm (UTC)
I wonder if it works the other way—if having an executive summary and a lot of personal accomplishments and so on would help with getting a job as a librarian or an art museum curator or the like?
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