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RobertSmalls 12-16-10 09:39 PM

For the linguists out there
 
ngrams.googlelabs.com has a tool that allows you to search over four centuries worth of books, and plot the frequency with which the words are used over time.

Benjamin Franklin had am axiom, "Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither and lose both." With that in mind, I plotted this. I'm relieved to see the trend of the past couple years.

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/chart?c...&year_end=2008

Daox 12-17-10 07:31 AM

Very interesting. I agree with you though, its good to see the sudden spike the other way.

Patrick 12-17-10 10:30 PM

Give me social security or give me death! . . . er . . . uh . . . nevermind.

SVOboy 12-18-10 10:58 AM

I wonder what happened in 1800!

Also, I felt slightly bait and switched because of the title :)

RobertSmalls 12-18-10 12:23 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 10364)
I wonder what happened in 1800!

I'm sure people started referring to the concept by a new name. I think it's interesting how many major events and cultural changes you can see on this one graph.

Quote:

Originally Posted by SVOboy (Post 10364)
Also, I felt slightly bait and switched because of the title :)

I didn't set out to get political, but politics shows up readily on these charts (try plotting "liberal, conservative"). Here's one that'll make it up to you:

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/chart?c...&year_end=2000

And a plot of buzzworthiness:
http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/chart?c...&year_end=2000

strider3700 12-18-10 02:11 PM

http://ngrams.googlelabs.com/chart?c...&year_end=2008

I'm assuming it's the end date of 2008 that is preventing a current spike in both?


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