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Big data shows people’s collective behavior follows strong periodic patterns

New research has revealed that by using big data to analyse massive data sets of modern and historical news, social media and Wikipedia page views, periodic patterns in the collective behaviour of the population can be observed that could otherwise go unnoticed.

Academics from the University of Bristol’s ThinkBIG project, led by Nello Cristianini, Professor of Artificial Intelligence, have published two papers that have analysed periodic patterns in daily media content and consumption: the first investigated historical newspapers, the second Twitter posts and Wikipedia visits.

Source: m.phys.org
Author: Nello Cristianini

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