WORDS ACROSS AGE
Ever wondered how the use of certain words changes with age? The graph below shows the standardized frequency of words or phrases as a function of the age of the individual. The data was collected from approximately 75,000 Facebook users as part of the MyPersonality project.
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Try it yourself!

Enter words or phrases below to see how often the words are used across different age groups. We’ve provided a sample to get you started. Replace it with your own words or phrases (separated by commas) to see how their use changes with age.

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ADVANCED SETTINGS

A LOESS regression is applied to the data to create a smoother curve for the graph. Here you can adjust the smoothing parameter known as bandwidth and the robustness or number of iterations applied in the regression.


CITATION
Schwartz, H. A., Eichstaedt, J., Kern, M. L., Park, G., Sap, M., Stillwell, D., Kosinski, M., & Ungar, L. (2014). Towards assessing changes in degree of depression through Facebook. Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Reality, Association for Computational Linguistics, (), . . 118-125. bibtex
@inproceedings{schwartz2014towards,
author={Schwartz, H Andrew and Eichstaedt, Johannes and Kern, Margaret L and Park, Gregory and Sap, Maarten and Stillwell, David and Kosinski, Michal and Ungar, Lyle},
title={Towards assessing changes in degree of depression through Facebook},
booktitle={Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology: From Linguistic Signal to Clinical Reality, Association for Computational Linguistics},
year={2014},
pages={118-125}
}