[Art_beyond_sight_educators] Ngram Viewer - Google search tool

Lisa Yayla Lisa.Yayla at statped.no
Tue Sep 6 08:07:20 UTC 2011


Google has a very interesting tool which I think a lot of you might like and find useful.
It is called Google Books Ngram Viewer and the result can be  a cornucopia of literature. With
Ngram you enter a phrase or two and Google does the search with a resulting graph of the
occurrence of the phrase(s) from say 1800 to 2000. Once you have the result you can click
on a time period and Google shows the books, articles that it came up with.

The first thing I did when I read about Ngram was to enter the term "tactile graphics" for the period 1800 to 2000. The result
was interesting - the curve started at 1980 slowing sloping upwards to 1990 where it shoots up like a church spire.

Next I entered the phrase blind painter for the same period - really neat!  The results will probably need some sifting
through so if not the mother-load a rich source.

Google Ngram Viewer




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