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### NAME

Text::NSP::Measures::2D::Dice::dice - Perl module to compute Dice coefficient
for bigrams.

### SYNOPSIS

Basic Usage

```

use Text::NSP::Measures::2D::Dice::dice;

my \$npp = 60; my \$n1p = 20; my \$np1 = 20;  my \$n11 = 10;

\$dice_value = calculateStatistic( n11=>\$n11,
n1p=>\$n1p,
np1=>\$np1,
npp=>\$npp);

if( (\$errorCode = getErrorCode()))
{
print STDERR \$errorCode." - ".getErrorMessage()."\n"";
}
else
{
print getStatisticName."value for bigram is ".\$dice_value."\n"";
}

```

### DESCRIPTION

Assume that the frequency count data associated with a bigram <word1><word2> is stored in a 2x2 contingency table:

```

word2   ~word2
word1    n11      n12 | n1p
~word1    n21      n22 | n2p
--------------
np1      np2   npp

```

where n11 is the number of times <word1><word2> occur together, and n12 is the number of times <word1> occurs with some word other than word2, and n1p is the number of times in total that word1 occurs as the first word in a bigram.

The Dice Coefficient is defined as :

```

2 * n11
---------
np1 + n1p

```

The Jaccard coefficient can also be computed by applying a transformation to the dice coefficient:

\$jaccard = \$dice/(2-\$dice)

#### Methods

 calculateStatistic() - method to calculate the dice coefficient value INPUT PARAMS : \$count_values .. Reference of an hash containing the count values computed by the count.pl program. RETURN VALUES : \$dice .. Dice Coefficient value for this bigram. getStatisticName() - Returns the name of this statistic INPUT PARAMS : none RETURN VALUES : \$name .. Name of the measure.

### AUTHOR

Ted Pedersen, University of Minnesota Duluth
<tpederse@d.umn.edu>

Satanjeev Banerjee, Carnegie Mellon University
<satanjeev@cmu.edu>

Amruta Purandare, University of Pittsburgh
<amruta@cs.pitt.edu>

Bridget Thomson-McInnes, University of Minnesota Twin Cities
<bthompson@d.umn.edu>

Saiyam Kohli, University of Minnesota Duluth
<kohli003@d.umn.edu>

### HISTORY

Last updated: \$Id: dice.pm,v 1.6 2006/06/21 11:10:52 saiyam_kohli Exp \$

### BUGS

```

author = {Smadja, F. and McKeown, K. and Hatzivassiloglou, V.},
title = {Translating Collocations for Bilingual Lexicons: A
Statistical Approach},
journal = {Computational Linguistics},
volume = {22},
number = {1},
year = {1996},
pages = {1-38}
url = L<http://www.cs.mu.oz.au/acl/J/J96/J96-1001.pdf>}

```

<http://www.d.umn.edu/~tpederse/nsp.html>

Copyright (C) 2000-2006, Ted Pedersen, Satanjeev Banerjee, Amruta Purandare, Bridget Thomson-McInnes and Saiyam Kohli

This program is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; either version 2 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with this program; if not, write to

```

The Free Software Foundation, Inc.,
59 Temple Place - Suite 330,
Boston, MA  02111-1307, USA.

```

Note: a copy of the GNU General Public License is available on the web at <http://www.gnu.org/licenses/gpl.txt> and is included in this distribution as GPL.txt.

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