Fun With Google ngrams

Josh Wright —  17 December 2010

Tyler Cowen shows the Google Ngram — which uses Google Books to count references for the given term — for the term “liberty.”

Here’s one for “antitrust.”

One response to Fun With Google ngrams


    I just tried “monopoly.” The graph rises steadily from 1880 to 1940 (except for a dip during the 1920s), then declines steadily to the present, returning nearly to the 1880 level. That pattern doesn’t surprise me. It is interesting that the pattern for “monopoly” differs from the pattern for “antitrust.”