Data mining uncovers 19th century Britain's fat habit

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A collaboration between historians, text mining, and information visualisation researchers has thrown up new insight into the hunger for sugar, coffee and rubber in the 19th century, as well as how fat became a worldwide commodity. Text mining, the process of searching large volumes of data to dig out nuggets of information, in combination with information visualisation, which can help to reveal and explore trends in large data sets, has opened up more than 200,000 historic documents to investigate the trading of goods since the 19th Century.


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Date tagged:

07/27/2018, 03:54

Date published:

07/26/2018, 23:54