In English when I want to see the evolution of the use of a term over time, I can use Google as shown below. Is there any similar website or program for French?

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  • I don't see any other website than google... Do you know how those plots are done? Which data are collected in order to obtain this, this have my curiousity :) Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 15:34
  • @Flugueubluck I would guess using Google Books data, but that's just a guess! Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 15:35
  • That's really interesting, thank you for sharing this, let me search a little bit in french now ! Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 15:38
  • Est-ce que c'est ce genre de graphique dont tu parles ? Clique sur l'image pour aller le voir sur le web.
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    Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 17:51

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I just found it on the Google Books page. Just change "Corpus" and you'll be able to choose the language that you want.


  • Oh right, the Ngram Viewer! I totally forgot it gave the history. That's great, thanks! Commented Jul 15, 2014 at 15:44

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