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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Google Correlate - A New Tool

Google Trends allows us to examine how a search item moved over time and was affected by events. For example, go to Google Trends and  type "Charlie Sheen" in the search box and you can see events that triggered searches for Charlie Sheen - for example, you see the spike when he was arrested, etc.

Now Google has an app that shows you correlations with a given search item. To see the comic book explanation, check out this link.

Here are the correlations with "monetary policy":
Source: Google
3rd item "psychological disorder" ... at 93% hmmm! Makes sense to me!

1 comment:

  1. Gotta give it to Google for creativity! I'm amazed at some of the little touches they give to their tools!

    Here's one more: Google for the word 'recursion'!