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Quantifying creative symbiosis - a lexical analysis of the evolution of technology as reflected in patent records

@inproceedings{Pepper2008QuantifyingCS,
  title={Quantifying creative symbiosis - a lexical analysis of the evolution of technology as reflected in patent records},
  author={Noah M. Pepper and C. Cooper Francis and Mark A. Bedau and Devin W. Chalmers and Bryan Head},
  booktitle={ALIFE},
  year={2008}
}
The similarities and differences between adaptive dynamics in biological and cultural evolution is an important and controversial open question about evolutionary processes in the real world. One way to address this issue is by studying empirical data from biological and cultural evolution. Technology is itself an important part of culture, and one that is rather amenable to empirical investigation, and an excellent window on the evolution of technology is to study patters in the citations… Expand