Re: Corpora: Relatve text length

From: Jean Veronis (
Date: Thu Apr 25 2002 - 20:14:39 MET DST

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    At 16:56 25/04/2002 +0100, Yorick Wilks wrote:
    >word length varies considerably between languages.

    Right. For French and English word lengths are very close, though, and so
    are the ratios:

    Word-ratio: 1.08 to 1.16
    Char-ratio: 1.10 to 1.26

    I suspect however that figures would be very different between German and
    French, for example, but I have no data to offer.


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