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Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Concordance and "statistically improbable phrases" etc.

Amazon is doing some crazy things with books these days. If you're interested in seeing my 100 most used words (including bizarrely "vas") arrayed in varying sizes according to usage, clickable to produce a list of all the usages, also readability indexes, including the wonderfully named "fog index" click here (for purely educational purposes, of course!) Here's the one for Still Life in Motion. I'm a little jealous that that book lists "statistically improbably phrases" and mine doesn't, but I know they've underestimated the number (or arbitrarily limited it) by a factor of about 10,000.

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