Data Mining Technique Applied to Phrase Origins

Data Mining Technique Applied to Phrase Origins

Gimme an “R”! Gimme a “P”! Gimme a “Y”! Gimme an “S”! What’s it stand for? Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy! (Wha . . . ? ? ?)

Reference Publication Year Spectroscopy is a newer data mining technique recently used to ferret out the origins of a popular phrase: “Darwin’s finches.” If you’re interested in this particular measure of influence or in debunking misconceptions about where research comes from, click here to read the linked post.