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[treated as singular] The application of statistical techniques to language analysis, typically using a large machine-readable corpus, in order to discover general principles of linguistic behaviour, genre difference, etc.
- ‘The issue relates very clearly to themes in statistical linguistics.’
- ‘I am a linguist active in computational and statistical linguistics.’
- ‘Although several contributors to statistical linguistics have been distinguished mathematicians, the subject has usually exploited standard mathematical concepts without making novel contributions to statistical theory.’
- ‘This book is of interest not only for its technical proposals for integrating formal language theory with statistical linguistics, but also for its exemplar-based epistemology.’
- ‘The underlying process is what I find fascinating, perhaps because of my personal involvement with one of the earliest search engines - Architext, later called Excite - that also took a statistical linguistics approach.’
- ‘The basic information you need in statistical linguistics is the frequency of some items.’
- ‘With centered around language, our lab is doing research in the field of linguistics, such as computer linguistics, statistical linguistics and cognitive linguistics.’
- ‘Typical examples are the ecological abundance of species, vocabularies in statistical linguistics, and patterns in archaeological artifacts.’
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