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The Eilenberg–Zilber operad is the endomorphism operad of the chain complex of chains on the standard -simplex.
By the method of acyclic model?s by Eilenberg and Zilber, one shows that is an E-∞ operad (therefore the name).
See the references at cochains on simplicial sets.