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Query Details


Query Subject:   Determining Frequency of Words from a Table
Author:   Federico Fancellu
Submitter Email:  click here to access email

Linguistic LingField(s):  Text/Corpus Linguistics

Query:   I am currently designing an experiment where I have to control the
surface frequencies of a list of Korean words. I have a frequency table
with all the realtive frequencies associated to each single word but I was
wondering if there is a precise method to know what is the borderline
betweeen high and low frequency words. Is there a formula I can use or
some references I can look at in order to draw a line in between the two
categories?

Thank you very much for the attention.
LL Issue: 23.860
Date posted: 20-Feb-2012



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