[Corpora-List] Query about nomenclature

Yannick Versley versley at sfs.uni-tuebingen.de
Thu Mar 10 09:42:01 CET 2005


Asking google for n-gram may not do what you intended, since your query will
match all of ngram, n-gram and n gram. Even then, looking for "n gram"
(which will match n-gram and n gram) returns 68.900 hits, so n-gram is
probably still the right one.
Cheers,
Yannick Versley

What I got from google:
search str. hits
-------------- ---------
ngram 20 400
ngram -perl 16 100
"n gram" 68 500
"n gram" -perl 63 100



> 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.






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