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    twitter word frequency

    Hi,

    I heard mention (somewhere) that someone was going to do a Russian word frequency count using twitter, but I can't find mention of it anymore.

    Does anyone know if this is being done? Or did I dream it!? Seems like a good idea, though; it's probably the best source of transcripts of everyday conversational stuff out there to learn from.

    Rich B

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    I don't think it's technically possible without having access to their full database of tweets in Russian.
    You would have to follow everybody who tweets in Russian.

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    That's a shame, it probably won't happen then!

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    someone's doing it in Spanish:
    I'm working on a 400 million word corpus of English tweets from Twitter, as well as 100-200 million from Spanish and Portuguese.
    Mark Davies: Corpus Linguistics, BYU
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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    I wonder how he collected that corpus. Did he collect it in one batch during a short period of time or in small batches during a long time?
    Did he follow the tweets of all English users or just selected one? And which users/topics did he follow?

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    I have no idea, my guess is he somehow got access to their data base of tweets and just took in one load into some program to filter and analyze it.
    Кому - нары, кому - Канары.

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