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What’s the Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd? Not Much, According to the Data

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  • The words on the vertical axis become more geeky as you go up, and the words on the horizontal axis become more nerdy as you move right.
  • The words “nerd” and “geek” are often used interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing.
  • After crunching the numbers to figure out each word’s PMI (pointwise mutual information), he got a pretty good predictor of the semantic word similarities between “geek” and “nerd.
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The words “nerd” and “geek” are often used interchangeably, as if they mean the same thing. They actually don’t.


What’s the Difference Between a Geek and a Nerd? Not Much, According to the Data

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