Counting Words

Introductory course at ESSLLI 2006 (Malaga)

At ESSLLI '06 we taught an introductory course on lexical statistics entitled Counting Words. Besides giving a basic overview of the methodology of lexical statistics and its applications, we described (part of) the mathematical theory underlying the zipfR package and demonstrated its usage. In a practical session, participants were able to perform their own analyses with a beta release of zipfR (version 0.5-0).

You can download the class materials using the links below (the “slides” version makes for better on-screen reading, while the “handout” version is more suitable for printing):