[Corpora-List] Query about nomenclature

John F. Sowa sowa at bestweb.net
Thu Mar 10 02:56:01 CET 2005


Damon Davison's use of Google inspired me to try
a variation. I just typed three queries and
got the following number of hits:

Search string Hits
------------- ------
ngram 21,100

ngram not perl 540

n-gram 85,700

This seems to provide overwhelming evidence for
a hyphen between "n" and "gram". Since Google
doesn't distinguish capitals, that leaves the
capitalization question unresolved.

John Sowa









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