[Corpora-List] Wonky ngrams

Alberto Simões albie
Fri Jan 4 13:13:30 CET 2013


Hello

I am not sure on what I am saying, but, the graph is not showing frequency, but percentage. When looking to 3-grams, "in-spite-of" is more probable than when looking to bigrams for "in-spite".

But I am not sure about what those percentage mean.

On 04/01/13 12:04, Brett Reynolds wrote:
> Can anyone explain why "in spite of" would have a higher frequency than
> "in spite" in the following graph from Google ngrams?
> http://goo.gl/u7J3F
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