Dataset

Twitter Word Usage

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Twitter word statistics for any term! Discover how commonly a given word is used on Twitter. This Twitter word API allows you to query a term and access valuable statistics about its usage on Twitter. Query any term to obtain word usage statistics, including global frequency, range, dispersion and user frequency. Find word statistics for a trending topic, subject area, location or name!


What The Twitter Word API Measures

The Twitter word API employs two relevant metrics that describe a word’s usage. The first metric is simple usage frequency, measured as a fraction of the full corpus of text on Twitter, in parts per billion. The second metric describes how dispersed the word’s usage is among all Twitter users.

As an example, the word “the” has a very high usage frequency while the word “tintinnabulation” has a very low usage frequency. As for dispersion, consider the words “pajamas” and “lawsuit,” both of which have similar usage frequencies. Many, many people talk about pajamas and so “pajamas” has high dispersion. Comparably few people talk about lawsuits and so “lawsuit” has low dispersion (these people must say “lawsuit” a lot, though, in order to give it the same overall usage frequency as “pajamas”).

The Twitter analysis generated in this API is outlined in the terms found below in “Report Documentation.”


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Test the functionality of the API now using the “Sample Request” below. Try the sample below, or enter your own term in the “tok” field: