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Evolutionary Dynamics of Cultural Memes and Application to Massive Movie Data

  title={Evolutionary Dynamics of Cultural Memes and Application to Massive Movie Data},
  author={Seungkyu Shin and Juyong Park},
The profound impact of Darwin's theory of evolution on biology has led to the acceptance of the theory in many complex systems that lie well beyond its original domain. Culture is one example that also exhibits key Darwinian evolutionary properties: Differential adoption of cultural variants (variation and selection), new entities imitating older ones (inheritance), and convergence toward the most suitable state (adaptation). In this work we present a framework for capturing the details of the… 

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