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I started thinking about the usage of the Oxford comma and it seemed that Google's Ngram Viewer is the ideal tool for the job. Unfortunately, commas are a meta characters in the search language: Why am I not seeing the results I expect? ... Your phrase has a comma, plus sign, hyphen, asterisk, colon, or forward slash in it. Those have special ...


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After some testing, the following works: https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=Bartholomew's+day+massacre&year_start=1800&year_end=2000&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share= It appears you need to remove the direct_url parameter. Actually, your original link works. You just have to select the text box and press Enter. This might be a ...


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Currently the total number of words is 468,491,999,592. (Approaching half a trillion) You can obtain that figure by downloading the latest dataset. In that dataset, the total_counts file(txt) lists the number of unigrams, pages, and books for each year. Summing up the unigram counts yields the 468,491,999,592 figure. Important notes: Currently (Nov 2015), ...


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Each line are for different capitalizations of the word searched, in this case red: chummy green: Chummy orange: CHUMMY This happens when the case in-sensitive checkbox is checked. When I was trying to reproduce the screenshot, I first searched "chummy" in American English corpus just because I'm used to do that. I noted that there was only two lines, so ...


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