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LINGUIST List 18.2686

Fri Sep 14 2007

Qs: English Type Frequencies by POS

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        1.    Richard Hudson, English Type Frequencies by POS


Message 1: English Type Frequencies by POS
Date: 12-Sep-2007
From: Richard Hudson <dickling.ucl.ac.uk>
Subject: English Type Frequencies by POS
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Does anyone know where I can find the proportion of English lemmas that are
nouns?

More precisely, I'm looking for figures for lemmas in some large dictionary
or corpus classified by word class (aka part of speech), and if possible
also by token frequency; so ideally I'd like a table which shows nouns (and
maybe other word classes) as a percentage of the lemmas in a given
frequency range. My assumption is that the percentage of nouns in rare
vocabulary is higher than in common vocabulary, but I'd like to know
whether this is true.

If I learn anything significant I'll summarise back to the list.

Dick Hudson (dickling.ucl.ac.uk)

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics



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