Finding the Words Which are Most X

By November 17, 2016,
Page 433-436
Author Adam Kilgarriff, Pavel Rychlý
Title Finding the Words Which are Most X
Abstract Which English words are most distinctive of American English? Which Spanish verbs have a strong tendency to occur in the gerund? Which English nouns are most often used in the plural? All these questions can be answered in quite a straightforward with a suitable corpus with appropriate markup. The task usually takes a moderate amount of programming. We present a tool which means that it is easy to produce lists of this kind-and many others-which needs no further programming. The work takes place in the framework of a leading corpus query tool.
Session 1. Computational Lexicography and Lexicology
author = {Adam Kilgarriff, Pavel Rychlý},
title = {Finding the Words Which are Most X},
pages = {433-436},
booktitle = {Proceedings of the 13th EURALEX International Congress},
year = {2008},
month = {jul},
date = {15-19},
address = {Barcelona, Spain},
editor = {Elisenda Bernal, Janet DeCesaris},
publisher = {Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada, Universitat Pompeu Fabra},
isbn = {978-84-96742-67-3},