From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
WikiProject Linguistics / Applied Linguistics  (Rated Stub-class)
WikiProject iconThis article is within the scope of WikiProject Linguistics, a collaborative effort to improve the coverage of linguistics on Wikipedia. If you would like to participate, please visit the project page, where you can join the discussion and see a list of open tasks.
Stub-Class article Stub  This article has been rated as Stub-Class on the project's quality scale.
 ???  This article has not yet received a rating on the project's importance scale.
Taskforce icon
This article is supported by Applied Linguistics Task Force.
Note icon
This article has been automatically rated by a bot or other tool as Stub-Class because it uses a stub template. Please ensure the assessment is correct before removing the |auto= parameter.

Questionable edit[edit]

The latest "secret society" edit to this page seems dubious. It lacks sources and is not very informative. Nixdorf 08:58, August 9, 2005 (UTC)

I put it back to a redir. The other thing appears to be a hoax; there are no sources of it that google finds, other than this article. Friday (talk) 05:22, 12 August 2005 (UTC)

The existing article was completely useless, and talked about digrams more than trigrams. I rewrote it as a stub, with a better focus on trigrams. Belenar (talk) 15:56, 13 June 2008 (UTC)

i ching[edit]

"trigram" in the I Ching article links here, but this article has nothing to do with those trigrams. Maybe I'll hafta do something about that.... PurpleChez (talk) 02:09, 21 December 2013 (UTC)

Need good frequency source[edit]

Many sources have slightly different lists for the most common trigrams. I looked into the reference used for the table given in the article, and I'm not sure it's very good. The link was broken, so I used an internet archive to find it and it said the source of the data is "15000 characters from three documents: The license agreement from Sun for JDK 1.2.1; The teaching philosophy of a computer science professor from a liberal arts college in Minnesota; A letter of recommendation for a national competition for innovative uses of technology in collegiate teaching".

In particular, the license agreement is likely to have many repeated technical words which throw this list off.

My recent edit added frequencies from a site I found, [1]. Looking into the source they use, it seems to be a good bit better, but I wonder if there is a relatively standard list of the most common trigrams. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Jbeyerl (talkcontribs) 19:03, 9 June 2017 (UTC)

First, I added footnotes (refs) to Rank and Frequency to sort out their sources. Really the same source should be used for Rank and Frequency.
Second, there can be no standard analysis, per the note I prepended to the table, context is important. Analysis of writing samples drawn from different stages in a single author's timeline will vary, too. But not to be confused with modern writing analysis, where in an author can be fingerprinted with varying levels of certainty— think chapters and even verses of the Bible, or all of Shakespeare's works, where authorship may be in question, or even alterations/ammendments. WurmWoodeT 19:02, 28 July 2017 (UTC)