Skip to main content

Word Frequency By Year

Each of these graphs shows a bar graph representing the 20 most commonly used words in each year. Similar to the n-gram graph, these trends can be used to visualize what topics or words were significant at different times in Jane Addams' life.


Click on a year to see a bar graph showing the most common words used in that year!

Hover over the the graph to see the exact frequency and what word each bar represents.
This visualization was created in the Spring of 2019 by Catie Olson, a senior at the University of Michigan in the School of Information, who focused on data analytics. Catie's work with the Jane Addams Digital Edition was part of a capstone project for her degree. She also earned a double major in German and is on the rowing team at Michigan. After graduation, she began work as a data analyst for Nike in Portland, Oregon.