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Thu Jun 14 2001

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Date: Thu, 14 Jun 2001 02:10:13 +0200 (METDST)
From: kap-listman <kap-listmanwkap.nl>
Subject: Corpus & Computational Ling: Word Frequency Distributions by R. Harald Baayen


Word Frequency Distributions
by
R. Harald Baayen
University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands

TEXT, SPEECH AND LANGUAGE TECHNOLOGY Volume: 18

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. Word frequency distributions are
characterized by very large numbers of rare words. This property leads
to strange phenomena such as mean frequencies that systematically
change as the number of observations is increased, relative
frequencies that even in large samples are not fully reliable
estimators of population probabilities, and model parameters that vary
with text or corpus size. Special statistical techniques for the
analysis of distributions with large numbers of rare events can be
found in various technical journals. The aim of this book is 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. 



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.

Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-7017-1, June 2001, 356 pp.
EUR 117.00 / USD 108.00 / GBP 74.00

URL of this book: http://www.wkap.nl/book.htm/0-7923-7017-1


 
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