Comparing frequencies for corpora of different sizes
We cannot easily compare the results of the previous exercise,
because the sections of the corpora are of different sizes.
A common solution to this problem is to convert each frequency into a value per million
words, or per thousand words. This is called normalizing the frequency scores.
Frequency per million words = ( frequency ÷ text no. words ) x 1,000,000
Now try filling in the "per million" column of the table, and think about the
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