Towards Google Borders

With Antoine we just publish the paper Toward Google Borders at the ACM Webscience 2013 Conference. In Fabelier, Antoine Mazieres, Julien Palard and myself worked on trying to think what was the borders of Google. We both create Zeitgeist-Borders .

Query logs let by user on search-engines have helped create efficient tools for trend analysis, from commercial use to fore- casting epidemics. In this paper, we propose a new method and system for cultural trends analysis based on Google auto- complete suggestions. We present Zeitgeist Borders, a toolkit enabling any user to collect and analyze associations between queries, suggestions and various regions of the world. We re- port unexpected observations about several behavioural and geographical trends along with promising uses.

You could find more info here :

hal_id = {hal-00805048},
url = {},
title = {{Toward Google Borders}},
author = {Mazieres, Antoine and Huron, Samuel},
keywords = {Digital humanities. Digital Studies. Human Factors. Cultural Trends. Autocompletion. Suggestion. Web. Reflexivity.},
language = {Anglais},
affiliation = {INRA , Laboratoire d’informatique Algorithmique : Fondements et Applications – LIAFA , Fabelier – Fabelier , AVIZ – INRIA Saclay – Ile de France , Institut de Recherche et d’Innovation – IRI},
booktitle = {{Proceedings of the 2013 Annual Conference on Web Science}},
address = {Paris, France},
audience = {internationale },
year = {2013},
month = Apr,
pdf = {},