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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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collocationcol‧lo‧ca‧tion /ˌkɒləˈkeɪʃən $ ˌkɑː-/ noun [countable, uncountable] technical  SLthe way in which some words are often used together, or a particular combination of words used in this way ‘Commit a crime’ is a typical collocation in English.
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collocationIn the second investigation, a general collocation dictionary was tested using the same document.What type of collocations should be included?This result implies that domain-specific collocations may be superior to general collocations in analysing documents from the same domain.Evidently, there are a number of limitations to the collocation analysis technique.However, this investigation used collocations extracted from a domain-specific corpus, and test data taken from the same domain.Another metric by which collocations can be classified is according to the behaviour of the constituent words within the immediate context or concordance.One metric by which collocations may be measured and grouped is to rate them on a scale of probability.
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