12/16/2010 04:23 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Google Tool Explores 'Genome' Of English Words

These are just some of the questions that researchers and members of the public can now answer using a new online tool called the "Cultural Observatory" developed by Google with the help of scientists at Harvard University. The massive searchable database is being hailed as the key to a new era of research in the humanities, linguistics and social sciences that has been dubbed "culturomics".

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