Google Ngram Viewer is an online phrase grapher pioneered by Erez Lieberman Aiden and Jean-Baptiste Michel. It graphs words or phrases from more than 5 million textbooks digitized by Google. The x-axis shows the year while the y-axis shows the percentage of appearance in relation to other n-grams (1-gram is a 1 word phrase, a 2-gram is a 2-word phrase).
The grapher is easy to use. Just type the words or phrases you want to know about or you want to compare. For example, I want to know which of the following jobs are popular: actor, soldier, politician, athlete, and mathematician. Well, from the result below, if I were a young man who wants to be written in books, I probably wouldn’t want to be a mathematician. » Read more