Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books. Jean-Baptiste Michel*, Yuan Kui Shen, Aviva Presser Aiden, Adrian Veres, Matthew K. Gray, The Google Books Team, Joseph P. Pickett, Dale Hoiberg, Dan Clancy, Peter Norvig, Jon Orwant, Steven Pinker, Martin A. Nowak, and Erez Lieberman Aiden*. Science 331 (2011) [Published online ahead of print: 12/16/2010].
Quantifying the Evolutionary Dynamics of Language. Erez Lieberman*, Jean-Baptiste Michel*, Joe Jackson, Tina Tang, and Martin Nowak. Nature 449 (2007).
Press: News Feature in Nature (2), New Scientist (Cover) (2), Discover, Reuters, LA Times, SF Chronicle, Christian Science Monitor, NPR, London Telegraph, UPI, notexactlyrocketscience (#4 Story of 2007), and over 75 other venues.
Image: "Verb size corresponds to usage frequency, so large verbs stay at the top, and small verbs fall to the bottom. 'Wed', the next irregular verb to go, is on the brink." Courtesy of Jonathan Saragosti. Nature, Oct 11, 2007.
*joint first authors