Dale Hollis Hoiberg is a sinologist and has been the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopædia Britannica since 1997.[1] He holds a PhD degree in Chinese literature and began to work for Encyclopædia Britannica as an index editor in 1978.[1] In 2010 Hoiberg co-authored a paper with Harvard researchers Jean-Baptiste Michel and Erez Lieberman Aiden entitled "Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books". The paper was the first to describe the term culturomics.[2][3]


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  2. ^ Bradt, Steve (December 16, 2010). "Oh, the humanity". Harvard Gazette. Retrieved December 2, 2011.
  3. ^ Michel, J.-B.; Shen, Y. K.; Aiden, A. P.; Veres, A.; Gray, M. K.; Pickett, J. P.; Hoiberg, D.; Clancy, D.; Norvig, P.; Orwant, J.; Pinker, S.; Nowak, M. A.; Aiden, E. L. (December 16, 2010). "Quantitative Analysis of Culture Using Millions of Digitized Books". Science. 331 (6014): 176–182. doi:10.1126/science.1199644. PMC 3279742. PMID 21163965.

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