Cognitive Science 41 (4):976-995 (2017)

Abstract
Corpus-based word frequencies are one of the most important predictors in language processing tasks. Frequencies based on conversational corpora are shown to better capture the variance in lexical decision tasks compared to traditional corpora. In this study, we show that frequencies computed from social media are currently the best frequency-based estimators of lexical decision reaction times. The results are robust and are still substantial when we control for corpus size.
Keywords Text corpora  Social media  Frequency effects  Lexical decision
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DOI 10.1111/cogs.12392
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