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September 07, 2011


Jim Shamlin

An interesting observation - but could you provide an explanation for the graphic?

I don't quite get what the numbers along the vertical axis are meant to represent (number of novel terms, perhaps?), and the horizontal axis isn't labeled at all ... so I'm at a bit of a loss.

Matthew Hurst

Jim - it is a mortal sin in the data viz world not to label axes! I've added an update to the post to describe what is going on in case it is not obvious.

Jim Shamlin



This is very interesting. Perhaps it could be used as a feature to classify text. Scientific publications or technical reports that present concepts at first and then expand on these would probably appear more curved (higher slope in the beginning but shallow evolution)

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