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Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Names for Hammer Dulcimer in English Books 1800-2000

Google Labs has a nice webapp for creating graphs of word- and phrase-frequency versus time for the millions of books they have scanned.

Here is a graph of the frequency of various names for hammer-dulcimer from 1800 to the present. Click on the graph to try out the webapp for your own ideas. One caution; it is case-sensitive.

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