New algorithm maps cancer cells like nodes on a social network
Derrick Harris, gigaom.com

Often times, the best way to to get a sense of your data is to look at it. A bunch of of num­bers or words might not mean any­thing sit­ting with­in a table, but they start to make a lot more sense when they’re turned into a chart. In fields like…

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The cancer social network

What Your Likes On Facebook Betray About You
By Shaunacy Ferro, popsci.com

Another nail in the coffin for Facebook privacy: An algorithm can accurately predict your demographic info, political preferences, and more, just by looking at your “likes.”

Think of all the pages you’ve “liked” on Face­book. Per­haps a favorite…

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Your FB likes become your demographic profile

Narrative Science: Using computational linguistics to automate storytelling

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The new startup Narrative Science is slowly replacing many of the stories you read every day by using computational linguistic algorithms to summarize data from online sources on subjects from finance to sports. It is also scaring the pants off of journalists everywhere.

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Google NGram viewer taps 500 billion words to uncover cultural trends

English: A graph showing the frequency of semi...

English: A graph showing the frequency of semicolon use in English between 1500 and 2008. Data is from the Google Books corpus. The graph was created using the Google Books Ngram Viewer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In 500 Billion Words, a New Window on Culture – NYTimes.com.