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1 Supporting Collocation Learning Shaoqun Wu University of Waikato

2 strong smoker powerful tea big rain look book one sex product heavy smoker strong smoker heavy rain read a book disposable product

3 What is collocation? Choice of one word conditions the choice of the next, and of the next again John McHardy Sinclair

4 incite the soldiers to fight bravely The most important reason which caused these changes was the development of economy in developing countries.

5 Semantic Prosody (connotation) Many uses of words and phrases show a tendency to occur in a certain semantic environment John McHardy Sinclair

6 outcome, consequence and aftermath

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11 horse horse tiger tiger people mountain people sea

12 Existing collocation resources

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15 What are you doing tonight ? I am going to look TV.

16 Watch TV?

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20 Collocation databases Web Phrases Web collocations British National Corpus, British Academic Written Text and Wikipedia

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22 Building collocation databases

23 Google n-gram collection word_1 word_2 … word_n count tokens 1,024,908,267, sentences 95,119,665, unigrams 13,588, bi-grams 314,843, trigrams 977,069, four-grams 1,313,818, five-grams 1,176,470,

24 language knowledge is collocation Language knowledge is collocation knowledge

25 language knowledge knowledge is is collocation collocation knowledge

26 language knowledge is 1 knowledge is collocation 1 is collocation knowledge 1 Language knowledge is collocation knowledge

27 language knowledge is collocation knowledge is collocation knowledge 11 11

28 Language knowledge is collocation knowledge Language knowledge is collocation knowledge 1

29 Natural Language Porcessing OpenNLP toolkits How are you? Im fine.

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31 cut: noun or verb? Grow your own cut flowers. How to cut flowers to last longer? cut flowers

32 cut: noun or verb? cut flowers and ornamental foliage cut flowers

33 Language knowledge is collocation knowledge Language/NN knowledge/NN is/VBZ collocation/NN knowledge/NN

34 Extracting noun + noun phrases Language/NN knowledge/NN is/VBZ collocation/NN knowledge/NN

35 Language/NN knowledge/NN collocation/NN knowledge/NN Extracting noun + noun phrases

36 Parents have a wide range of options to cultivate their children with a good art understanding cultivate their children

37 It will health problem bring the heath problem.

38 Dear Jane You are very very very beautiful. I love you very much. Joe


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