Re: Corpora: Distribution of homography and lemmas

From: Serge Sharoff (
Date: Mon Apr 15 2002 - 09:31:01 MET DST

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    Dear Nada,

    I'm in the process of developing a frequency dictionary for
    Russian. It was quite surprising for me that in Russian (an
    inflexional language with reliable detection of grammatical
    properties of word forms) the number of word forms with ambiguous
    lemmas is about 20%.

    Just my two (euro) cents.


    Nada S. ILIC schrieb:

    > Dear list members,
    > I would like to ask does anybody know anything about researches on :
    > 1) distribution of homography in English or other languages
    > 2) distribution of new lemmas as a function of sample size (for example: if
    > the 100 mil. word corpus is increased for 50 mil., what is the approximate
    > number of new lemmas)
    > Thanking in advance
    > Nada Ilic
    > Laboratory of Experimental Psychology,
    > Faculty of Philosophy, Belgrade, YU

    Dr. Serge Sharoff
    Alexander von Humboldt Fellow,
    Fakultät für Linguistik und Literaturwissenschaft,
    Universität Bielefeld,
    Postfach 10 01 31, D-33501 Bielefeld, Germany,
    tel: +49-521-1065275; fax: +49-521-1066447

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