Manual Reference Pages - TEXT::NSP (3)
Text::NSP - Extract collocations and Ngrams from text
my $npp = 60; my $n1p = 20; my $np1 = 20; my $n11 = 10;
$ll_value = calculateStatistic( n11=>$n11,
if( ($errorCode = getErrorCode()))
print STDERR $errorCode." - ".getErrorMessage()."\n"";
print getStatisticName."value for bigram is ".$ll_value."\n"";
The Ngram Statistics Package (NSP) is a collection of perl modules
that aid in analyzing Ngrams in text files. We define an Ngram as a
sequence of n tokens that occur within a window of at least n
tokens in the text; what constitutes a token can be defined by the
NSP.pm is a stub that doesnt have any real functionality. It serves
as a top level module in the hierarchy and allows us to group the
Text::NSP::Count and Text::NSP::Measures modules.
The modules under Text::NSP::Measures implement measures of
association that are used to evaluate whether the co-occurrence of the
words in a Ngram is purely by chance or statistically significant.
These measures compute a numerical score for Ngrams. This score can be
used to decide whether or not there is enough evidence to reject the
null hypothesis (that the Ngram is not statistically significant) for
To use one of the measures you can either use the program statistic.pl
provided under the utils directory, or write your own driver program.
Program statistic.pl takes as input a list of Ngrams with their
frequencies (in the format output by count.pl) and runs a
user-selected statistical measure of association to compute the score
for each Ngram. The Ngrams, along with their scores, are output in
descending order of this score. For help on using utils/statistic.pl
please refer to its perldoc (perldoc utils/statistic.pl).
If you are writing your own driver program, a basic usage example is
provided above under SYNOPSIS. For further clarification please refer
to the documentation of Text::NSP::Measures (perldoc
The following table describes the error codes use in the
Error codes common to all the association measures.
100 - Trying to create an object of a abstract class.
200 - one of the required values is missing.
201 - one of the observed frequency comes out to be -ve.
202 - one of the frequency values(n11) exceeds the total no of
bigrams(npp) or a marginal total(n1p, np1).
203 - one of the marginal totals(n1p, np1) exceeds the total bigram
204 - one of the marginal totals is -ve.
Error Codes required by the mutual information measures
211 - one of the expected values is zero.
212 - one of the expected values is -ve.
Error codes required by the CHI measures.
221 - one of the expected values is zero.
Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota Duluth
<tpederse at d.umn.edu>
Satanjeev Banerjee, Carnegie Mellon University
Amruta Purandare, University of Pittsburgh
Bridget Thomson-McInnes, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
Saiyam Kohli, University of Minnesota Duluth
Last updated: $Id: NSP.pm,v 1.44 2015/10/04 16:22:27 btmcinnes Exp $
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Amruta Purandare, Bridget Thomson-McInnes and Saiyam Kohli
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