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NDF (lem) as an inflexion index across 19 languages

A new research article by DFG Center’s Research Fellow Chris Bentz et al. titled Variation in Word Frequency Distributions: Definitions, Measures and Implications for a Corpus-Based Language Typology has been published in the Journal of Quantitative Linguistics. The article aims to show how the Normalized Frequency Difference (NFD) can be used as a frequency-based, cross-linguistic inflexion index and how NFD in combination with state-of-the-art computational tools and corpora enables an empirical and reproducible language typology that does not longer have to rely on expert judgements only.