Ngrams and proper nouns

Joel S. Berson Berson at ATT.NET
Wed Dec 22 16:33:20 UTC 2010

I believe I have read here that Ngrams (or rather, I suppose, its
database) has eliminated (reduced?) the occurrence of proper nouns.

How do they distinguish proper nouns from common nouns that are
homographs?  And particularly, for the periods where all nouns were
generally capitalized?


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