Chapter 1. Statistical Linguistics with R

Statistics plays an important role in the fields that deal with quantitative data. Computational linguistics is no exception. The quantitative investigation of linguistic data helps us understand the latent patterns that have helped phoneticians, psycholinguistics, linguistics, and many others to explore and understand language.

In this chapter, we will explain the basic terms associated with probability, used in computational linguistics. You will soon get to dive into linguistics and learn about language models and practical quantitative methods used in linguistics.

At the end of this chapter, we will extensively discuss some very useful and highly efficient packages in R, which we will use throughout ...

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