March 14, 2022 at 10:00 #39653
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March 17, 2022 at 15:25 #43888
I seem to be struggling with Word Sketch Difference…I have clearly misunderstood something
1. Cause / affect:
problem (object of cause) has a frequency of 144 but a zero typicality score
business (object of affect) has zero frequency (in which case why is it there?) and a typicality score of 24
2. Problem / issue:
looking at the modifier column fundamental is the first word on the list (freq 41, typicality 6).
if I click for more, fundamental moves from a collocate of problem to the grey list for both problem and issue.
I also don’t understand the order of words that appear. They don’t seem to be in order of frequency, or typicality (or alphabetical).
Looking at the answers, am I right in deducing that if the frequency score is higher than the typicality score then the collocation is stronger with the first word (problem) and when the typicality score is higher than the frequency score then the strength of collocation is with the second word (issue)?
Thanks for any guidance (sorry)
March 17, 2022 at 15:41 #43889
OK, so the two numbers are frequency of word 1 and frequency of word 2 – that may address my problem…
March 17, 2022 at 16:44 #43890
Hi @deefree it seems that you have found the answer ;) Yes, by default you see the frequency for both words. If you change the view options and turn on typicality too.
Regarding your second question, I’ve added a screenshot for you to see what it looks like. By the way, I put problem as my first lemma and cause as the second lemma in the search box (the order matters since SE assigns different colours and presents the results differently).
– If you start from the top and read downwards, you will see the collocates of problem from most typical to least typical i.e. solve (11.8), pose (10.0), cause (10.0), etc.
-When you reach the grey area (middle), you read it the same way but you focus on comparing the typicality scores if you are interested in which collocate is more typical/frequent out of the pair e.g. address is more typical and frequent for problem than it is for cause.
– And finally, when you reach the red area (bottom), you start from the bottom and read it upwards. You will see the collocates of cause from most typical to least typical i.e. advance (8.2), fight (8.0), confirm (7.9), etc.
I hope this helps. If not, happy to record a short video demo tomorrow.
March 17, 2022 at 17:00 #43892
Thanks @anastasios. Yes I worked out that for the red area I need to start from the bottom and work upwards (although it took a while before that penny dropped).
How do I switch on the typicality score?
March 17, 2022 at 17:06 #43893
March 17, 2022 at 17:08 #43894
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