I am looking to know about the distribution of word senses, of a particular word in a corpus. How often a word sense will occur out of all the occurrences of that word with any meaning.
For example: if Zipf's law applied we would have a rule relating how often each word sense occurs, that says something like:
The most frequent sense of some given word (generally) occur roughly twice as often as the second most frequent word
I'm not in particular looking for Zipf Distribution, though, any distribution will do.
My general impression of sense counts in Semcor/WordNet suggest that suggests that the most common sense hugely dominates. I have not run and proper regressions to check.
I am looking for a paper I can cite to back up statements about incredibly rare, the rare word senses are compared to the common ones.