Word Frequency Distributions

Word Frequency Distributions

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This book is a comprehensive introduction to the statistical analysis of word frequency distributions, intended for computational linguists, corpus linguists, psycholinguists, and researchers in the field of quantitative stylistics. It aims to make these techniques more accessible for non-specialists, both theoretically, by means of a careful introduction to the underlying probabilistic and statistical concepts, and practically, by providing a program library implementing the main models for word frequency distributions.
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  • Hardback | 335 pages
  • 180.8 x 232.7 x 25.9mm | 712.15g
  • Dordrecht, Netherlands
  • English
  • 2001 ed.
  • XXII, 335 p.
  • 0792370171
  • 9780792370178
  • 2,325,197

Table of contents

1. Word Frequencies. 2. Non-parametric models. 3. Parametric models. 4. Mixture distributions. 5. The Randomness Assumption. 6. Examples of Applications. A. List of Symbols. B. Solutions of the exercises. C. Software. D. Data sets. Bibliography. Index.
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"Baayen's book must surely in the future become the standard point of departure for statistical studies of vocabulary."
(Geoffrey Sampson (Computational Linguistics, 28:04)
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