Saturday, September 24, 2011

Google Ngram

50 ലക്ഷം ഗ്രന്ഥങ്ങൾ OCR ചെയ്ത ശേഷം അതിലെ പദങ്ങളുടേ ആവർത്തനങ്ങളുടെ രേഖ ചിത്രങ്ങൾ നിർമ്മിക്കാനുള്ള സൌകര്യമാണു് Google Ngram. ഉദാഹരണം "Travancore" എന്ന പദം ടൈപ്പ് ചെയ്താൽ 1740 മുതൽ 1920 വരെ ഉയരുന്നതു കാണാം, അതിനുശേഷം ആ പദത്തിന്റെ ഉപയോഗം ക്രമേണെ കുറയുന്നതായും കാണാം.
മണിക്കൂറകളോളം ഇതിന്റെ പുറത്ത് പണിയാനുള്ള scope ഉണ്ടു്.
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Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Are we entertained?

While Rome slowly disintegrated into corruption, civil unrest and barbarian onslaught on their northern borders, Romans emperors built lavish Colosseum and circuses where entertainment spectacles were hosted to divert public attention from the real issues. "Entertainment" like feeding Christians to the Lions and brutal Gladiator battles.

On July 2011 an attack was executed on Indian soil by unknown agents. Even before the Indian public could get to grips with the reality of the whole situation, our media gave us a more entertaining spectacle "The Great Anna Hazare Circus". Hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of the so-called apolitical idiot middle class joined in the for a month long picnic. The show ended inconclusively and everyone went back to work. The July bomb blast was judiciously forgotten.

September 7 2011. We have yet another bomb blast on Indian Soil. It's time for another season of entertainment; Bring on the gladiators, the wine, dancing slave girls, lions and the Christian slaves. Let the entertainment begin.
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Terrorism & Insurgency in India: A Study of the Human Element