Someone is confusing me with Mark Liberman, which isn't all that
unusual. Mark at an invited talk at some ACL annual meeting or other
presented a list of new words in the AP newswire that occured after
100 million words of text. None of the words were that unusual. I
don't think he published this anywhere.
:Can anyone provide a reference for a purported study, in which someone
:analyzed the Wall Street Journal for new words, the number of which tailed
:off to 20 words per (month? week?) after a certain point? Or is this an NLP
:urban legend? A colleague recalls Mitch Marcus pointing out that the rate of
:new word occurrences does not asymptote but rather continues at some small
:but non-trivial rate, but not whether this is Marcus' own study, an
:observation, or a reference to another work.
:Microsoft-Natural Language Group
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