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Does linguistics have a concept of "set phrase" with a meaning differing from "idiom"?

I had long believed there was such a thing as a "set phrase". I thought I had learned it in my school days. Set phrases included but were not restricted to idioms. Idioms were a special class of set ...
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Word Sense Disambiguation for common groups of words

Let's say the dictionary has two definitions for live: Live: I live by the sea. Live: The match was shown live on the sports channel. and also contains the following definition: Live ...
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Establishing the most common "semantic units" in a corpus

I have a corpus concerning spoken English, where the most common words include: you, the, i, to, a. However, I'm not only interested in words but also groups of consecutive words where the meaning is ...
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Detect egoistical emotion [closed]

I'm working on sentiment analysis and currently struggling with egoistical emotion detection on a phrase level. So far, I detect the following phrases: "I'm the best" "I'm rich/powerful/beautiful/...
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Any languages beside English where one goes"back and forth" rather than "forth and back"?

Are there languages beside English in which one goes "back and forth" rather than, as is logical, "forth and back"? One typically goes "forth and back" or similarly in ...
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What is the logic behind "I am X years old"?

(I posted this on the English Language Learners SE but apparently it isn't a good fit because it's a "why" question, so it was suggested by multiple users I post it here instead.) In some ...
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