On the Advantages of Word Frequency and Contextual Diversity Measures Extracted from Subtitles: The Case of Portuguese

  title={On the Advantages of Word Frequency and Contextual Diversity Measures Extracted from Subtitles: The Case of Portuguese},
  author={A. Soares and J. Machado and A. Costa and {\'A}lvaro Iriarte and A. Sim{\~o}es and Jos{\'e} Jo{\~a}o de Almeida and M. Comesa{\~n}a and Manuel Perea},
  journal={Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology},
  pages={680 - 696}
  • A. Soares, J. Machado, +5 authors Manuel Perea
  • Published 2015
  • Computer Science, Medicine
  • Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology
  • We examined the potential advantage of the lexical databases using subtitles and present SUBTLEX-PT, a new lexical database for 132,710 Portuguese words obtained from a 78 million corpus based on film and television series subtitles, offering word frequency and contextual diversity measures. Additionally we validated SUBTLEX-PT with a lexical decision study involving 1920 Portuguese words (and 1920 nonwords) with different lengths in letters (M = 6.89, SD = 2.10) and syllables (M = 2.99, SD = 0… CONTINUE READING
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