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A Brief History of Human Time : Exploring a database of “notable people”

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  • Olivier Gergaud

    (Sciences Po)

  • Morgane Laouenan

    (Sciences Po)

  • Etienne Wasmer

    (Département d'économie)

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This paper describes a database of 1,243,776 notable people and 7,184,575 locations (Geolinks) associated with them throughout human history. We first describe in details the various approches and procedures adopted to extract the relevant informationfrom their Wikipedia biographies and then analyze the database.

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  • Olivier Gergaud & Morgane Laouenan & Etienne Wasmer, 2016. "A Brief History of Human Time : Exploring a database of “notable people”," Sciences Po publications 46, Sciences Po.
  • Handle: RePEc:spo:wpmain:info:hdl:2441/5c980irgqp83k83vpo1e7r0l74
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