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Do I need to lemmatize my corpus when performing collocation analysis on inflective languages?

Do I need to lemmatize my corpus when I am going to perform a collocational analysis? Several language, including English, are to a certain extent inflective. These inflections sometimes carries ...
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Using semantic preference as method for critical linguistics research?

I am intending to conduct a critical linguistics research using corpus linguistics as a method, particularly, the analysis of semantic preference analysis to word-pair patterns (henceforth collocates)....
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What differentiates the usage of MI and MI3 in collocation analysis?

In Brezina (2018), it is stated that to measure collocation strength, one may use the Mutual Information (MI) to test the collocational strength of a given collocation. MI is naturally more sensitive ...
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What does the word "company" mean in the context of collocation analysis in corpus linguistics?

I am currently reading Brezina (2018) on Statistics in Corpus Linguistics. I have a hard time trying to decipher what the author means of "company" in this sentence: Dice and log Dice, and ...
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What are the target and source domain of this metaphor

The metaphor is: "the shower of arrows was over". Could "War" the source domain? And the target domain could be "water"? It doesn't make sense to me. I have read the ...
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How to find most common expressions starting with "iron"?

I want to find a list of 2-word expressions starting with iron: i.e. ironing board, iron filings, iron bridge Can you suggest a vocabulary tool for that?
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What can these verbs be called as a group?

I'm going to teach my students about different patterns of usage of these verbs: marry (e.g. get married, marry sb, marry to), die (e.g. die of , die from, die for), match (e.g. match (something), ...
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Collocations vs compound nouns

Is there any definable difference between collocations and compound nouns? Or is it just frequency? The answer does not seem to be transparency vs idiomaticity - looking at the text I'm presenting to ...
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Collocation: interpreting contingency table for log-likelihood measure

I have a conundrum here. I'm attempting to recreate the log-likelihood test example in 'The Cambridge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics (2015). However when I run the same test on the same data I get a ...
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What is the term for a specific type of collocation analysis

I am trying to write a text processing script in R. I am interested in finding a word (from a list of words I have selected) only if it is in the same sentence as another word. Eventually I would ...
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Words with the hightest frequency that are not Collocates of each other (inside a text corpora)

Is there a way to obtain a: List, that has 2 words per row Each 2 words are not collocates (or collocations) of each other (ie: are not found within the same phrase inside the entire text corpus, or ...
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Collocations frequency dictionary of English

I am looking for a top list of the most frequent collocations in English. The desirable size of the list is more than 1000 items. The best that I found so far is this collocations list by EnglishClub. ...
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Given a verb get a noun that corresponds to subject or object

I have verbs and I would like to find their corresponding noun for either subject or object. e.g. run:subject -> runner kill:subject -> killer kill:object -> dead I also would have groups of them e....
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List of collocations in English

Does anybody know of source (probably NLP study) of comprehensive list of collocations in English (not only the frequent one). Additionally, does anybody know the approximate estimate of the total ...
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