Google Labs  Announces Ngram Viewer

Google Labs has released a powerful new analytical tool, Ngram Viewer, based on their Google Books digitized library.  When you enter phrases or words into the viewer, it creates a graph displaying how those words have occurred in books over time.  This article from the Wall Street Journal provides a good overview of the recently released Viewer.  You can skip the article and go directly to Google Labs for a test drive or check the additional resources provided by Google to help you learn more about Ngram Viewer.   While Ngram Viewer may not increase your legal proficiency, it will demonstrate the power of digitized documents.

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