HelexKids: a word frequency database for Greek and Cypriot primary school children

Terzopoulos, A.R, Duncan, L.G, Wilson, M.A.J, Niolaki, G.Z and Masterson, J (2017) 'HelexKids: a word frequency database for Greek and Cypriot primary school children.' Behavior Research Methods, 49 (1). pp. 83-96. ISSN 1554-3528

Official URL: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-015-0698-5

Abstract

In this article, we introduce HelexKids, an online written-word database for Greek-speaking children in primary education (Grades 1 to 6). The database is organized on a grade-by-grade basis, and on a cumulative basis by combining Grade 1 with Grades 2 to 6. It provides values for Zipf, frequency per million, dispersion, estimated word frequency per million, standard word frequency, contextual diversity, orthographic Levenshtein distance, and lemma frequency. These values are derived from 116 textbooks used in primary education in Greece and Cyprus, producing a total of 68,692 different word types. HelexKids was developed to assist researchers in studying language development, educators in selecting age-appropriate items for teaching, as well as writers and authors of educational books for Greek/Cypriot children. The database is open access and can be searched online at www.helexkids.org.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: word database, Greek language, children, frequency, contextual diversity
Divisions: School of Education
Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.3758/s13428-015-0698-5
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2021 14:31
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