Google Books Ngram Viewer

Graph these comma-separated phrases:
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between and from the corpus with smoothing of .  
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1900 - 1909 1910 - 1917 1918 - 1923 1924 - 1987 1988 - 2008 coal English
1900 - 1914 1915 - 1942 1943 - 1950 1951 - 1995 1996 - 2008 oil English
1900 - 1954 1955 - 1984 1985 - 1988 1989 - 1999 2000 - 2008 nuclear English

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