Accession Number : AD0775922

Title :   The Counting of Words: A Review of the History, Techniques and Theory of Word Counts with Annotated Bibliography.

Descriptive Note : Special rept. 1 Jul 72-15 May 73,


Personal Author(s) : DeRocher,James E. ; Miron,Murray S. ; Patten,Sam M. ; Pratt,Charles C.

Report Date : MAY 1973

Pagination or Media Count : 300

Abstract : As part of a continuing project of language analysis, SURC presents an essay on the nature and history of frequency counts. The first section deals with the history of such counts and traces them from Early Hellenic times to the present. Section Two is an analysis of techniques used and describes the capabilities and limitations of frequency counts taken in both the English and foreign languages. Section Three is an analysis of the statistical lawfulness of vocabulary distributions and presents a comparison and evaluation of the theoretical models to describe vocabulary distributions. Section Four is an annotated bibliograpy used with an author index provided. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Words(Language), *Vocabulary, Language, Computational linguistics, Counting methods, Semantics, Bibliographies

Subject Categories : Linguistics

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE