Google presents Google Correlate, to analyze relationships between data

Google presents Google Correlate, to analyze relationships between data

Using a correlation between data, both between those existing in the search engine and those that we upload from our own database, we can now see in correlate.googlelabs.com, the popularity trend of the listed terms, and the real-world search trend.In the example below the official data for flu activity in the US for the past few years went up and it was found that people search for terms like cold or flu in a pattern similar to official flu rates.

We can search for any word and see others that are closely related to it, although the data is based, for now, on searches carried out in the United States. We can look up, for example, the word employment and see that it has a lot to do with the word courses, which means that people look for jobs and courses in the same time periods. The difference with Google Trends is that Google Correlate only needs one term, returning those related to it, while Google Trends needs two or more to compare them between them (Correlate is more proactive). On the other hand, Correlate can import our own data. A good tool to know trends and discover relationships between apparently independent data. You can read more information in the google blog and in correlate.googlelabs.com.