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Author(s)
     Jones, M. N, Mewhort, D. J. K.
Title
     Case-sensitive letter and bigram frequency counts from large-scale English corpora.
Publication Name
     Behavioral Research Methods, Instruments and Computers,
Publication Type
     Journal
Publisher
     Psychonomic Society
Place
     
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Number
     
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Volume
      36
Chapter
     
Pages
      388-396
Other Publication Information
     
Publication Year
     2004
Abstract
      We tabulated upper- and lower-case letter frequency using several large-scale English corpora (~183 million words in total). The results indicate that the relative frequencies for upper- and lower-case letters are not equivalent. We report a letter-naming experiment in which upper-case frequency predicted response time to upper-case letters better than lower-case frequency. Tables of case-sensitive letter and bigram frequency are provided, including common non-alphabetic characters. Because subjects are sensitive to frequency relationships among letters, we recommend that experimenters use case-sensitive counts when constructing stimuli consisting of letters. Case-sensitive frequency tables of single letters and bigrams (including non-alphabetic characters)
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Website
     http://www.psychonomic.org/archive/
Paper Status
     Published
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