Statistical library package to calculate the T-score. This package should be used with statistic.pl and rank.pl.
Assume that the frequency count data associated with a bigram <word1><word2> is stored in a 2x2 contingency table:
word2 ~word2 word1 n11 n12 | n1p ~word1 n21 n22 | n2p -------------- np1 np2 npp
where n11 is the number of times <word1><word2> occur together, and n12 is the number of times <word1> occurs with some word other than word2, and n1p is the number of times in total that word1 occurs as the first word in a bigram.
The T-score is defined as a ratio of difference between the observed and the expected mean to the variance of the sample. Note that this is a variant of the standard t-test that was proposed for use in the identification of collocations in large samples of text.
Thus, the T-score is defined as follows:
m11 = n1p * np1 / npp T-score = (n11 - m11)/sqrt(n11)
Ted Pedersen <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Satanjeev Banerjee <email@example.com>
Bridget Thomson McInnes <firstname.lastname@example.org>
This measure currently only defined for bigram data stored in 2x2 contingency table.
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Copyright 2000-2004 by Ted Pedersen and Satanjeev Banerjee
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