Seeking and sought share no collocates with seek at all.
Even if we confine ourselves to the nominative singular forms of naine 'woman' and ema 'mother' as node words, we get the desired results for naine, but in the case of ema there is no automatic way of telling apart the collocates of the grammatically homonymous forms ema NomSg, ema GenSg, and ema PartSg.
In addition, the collocates from the 3:3 range have been weighted, so that the collocate that is closer to the node gets a higher value, relying on the principle that the farther a word is positioned from the node word the less regular is its relation to the latter.
All the most frequent and salient collocates as direct object of the verb cause are negative: BNC(Sc) (damage, pollution, disease, problem, cancer, symptom, increase, difficulty, confusion, reduction, death, loss, concern), BAWE(PS) (problems, error, change, damage, decrease, noise, concern, pressure, interference, reduction, drag, failure, reaction, harm, distortion, negligence, resistance, instability).
However, if we look at the collocates we can get a more accurate picture.
0 was used to extract collocates and generate concordances and wordlists from the corpus.
As the collocates analysed occurred at the right of the node-word, Court takes the syntactic role of a subject in such instances, while verbs following after are used in the active voice.
So, for each word in the head-word list, the user can see: its frequency in the corpus; a list of its 20 most frequent collocates, with the joint head-word/collocate frequency; a selection of concordance lines (the head-word or collocate in an 80-character context); and a slightly larger context with a broad indication of text type (such as British financial journalism or American radio broadcasts).
A maximum of 20 collocates for each head-word is given: down to a cut-off point of 15 joint head-word/collocate occurrences.
The notional sets derived from collocates of the node word 'blood' (See Appendix A) yield lexical patterns that clearly connect with the theme of damaged identity and enhance the themes of the novel in general.
The notional sets of 'green' collocates (See Appendix C) similarly suggest qualities that are not readily apparent with syntagmatic reading.
But in order to remedy the inequities that Olsen admits exist in the Tresor, we have sought the frequencies and collocates of those target words in a data base modified to include women's writing.
We next produced the men's corpus and submitted the target words to a statistical inquiry designed to reveal their collocates -- the words and phrases that characteristically tended to appear in their proximity within a sentence -- in the writing of both the women and the men.
Next, the form wireless is the example taken from TEWL to illustrate the procedure followed in the analysis, which is structured in four sections: frequency, distribution, collocates and clusters.
Collocates may be either more frequent or less frequent than the node itself, giving rise to upward collocation and downward collocation respectively.