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ERIC Number: ED010400
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
Pages: 113
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Reference Count: 0
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WORD FREQUENCY IN THE MODERN GERMAN SHORT STORY. FINAL REPORT.
SCHERER, GEORGE A.; AND OTHERS
A LIST OF THE MOST FREQUENTLY USED WORDS IN MODERN GERMAN SHORT STORIES WAS COMPILED. AN ANTHOLOGY OF 702 RECENTLY PUBLISHED, GERMAN SHORT STORIES WAS OBTAINED AND USED FOR A WORD COUNT, INVOLVING THE RANDOM SELECTION OF 4 WORDS IN EVERY 100-WORD PASSAGE. TWO INDEPENDENT RANDOM SAMPLES OF ABOUT 80,000 WORDS EACH WERE DRAWN FROM NEARLY 2 MILLION WORDS. THESE TWO DIFFERENT SAMPLES WERE THEN COMPARED AND THE RELIABILITY OF THE OBTAINED FREQUENCY ESTIMATES WERE ASSESSED. A COMPUTER PROGRAM WAS DEVELOPED, THE SAMPLE WORDS WERE KEYPUNCHED, AND THE PUNCHED CARDS WERE SORTED AND ALPHABETIZED. THREE TAPES WERE PRINTED WHICH INCLUDED (1) ALPHABETICAL LISTS OF ALL WORDS IN BOTH SAMPLES, (2) AN ACTUAL FREQUENCY LIST FOR EACH OF THE SAMPLES, AND (3) A COLLATED FREQUENCY LIST OF BOTH SAMPLES. THE REPORT INCLUDED (1) AN ANTHOLOGICAL LISTING BY ALPHABETICAL CODE, (2) AN ALPHABETICAL LISTING OF AUTHORS, (3) POLICY DECISIONS ON SEGMENTING, AND (4) THE COLLATED FREQUENCY LIST. (GC)
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Authoring Institution: Colorado Univ., Boulder.
Identifiers: COLORADO; Colorado (Boulder)