[Ads-l] FW: NGram vs. the OED

Shapiro, Fred fred.shapiro at YALE.EDU
Thu May 7 17:21:38 UTC 2015


Isn't NGram based on the contents of Google Books, rather than on citations from the OED?  Or are you assuming that everything cited in the OED is also in Google Books?

Fred Shapiro



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Subject: NGram vs. the OED

If the OED(2) has quotations for "gentleman-scholar" for 1586 and 1748 (I assume it will find more from later years), why does Google's NGram show no occurrences before 1843?

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