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Proceedings of the Workshop on Computational Approaches to Linguistic Creativity - CALC '09
This paper is concerned with the possibility of quantifying and comparing the productivity of similar yet distinct syntactic constructions, predicting the likelihood of encountering unseen lexemes in their unfilled slots. Two examples are explored: variants of comparative correlative constructions (CCs, e.g. the faster the better), which are potentially very productive but in practice lexically restricted; and ambiguously attached prepositional phrases with the preposition with, which can hostdoi:10.3115/1642011.1642018 fatcat:ioyjesqxk5cdfm452gng5xhgve