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Henry Kucera and Nelson Francis Issue "Computational Analysis of Present-Day American English"


In 1967 Henry Kucera (born Jindřich Kučera) of Brown University and W. Nelson Francis published Computational Analysis of Present-Day American EnglishA founding work on corpus linguistics, this book "provided basic statistics on what is known today simply as the Brown Corpus. The Brown Corpus was a carefully compiled selection of current American English, totaling about a million words drawn from a wide variety of sources. Kucera and Francis subjected it to a variety of computational analyses, from which they compiled a rich and variegated opus, combining elements of linguistics, psychology, statistics, and sociology" (Wikipedia article on Brown Corpus, accessed 06-07-2010).

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