count-method: Get counts.

countR Documentation

Get counts.

Description

Count all tokens, or number of occurrences of a query (CQP syntax may be used), or matches for the query.

Usage

count(.Object, ...)

## S4 method for signature 'partition'
count(
  .Object,
  query = NULL,
  cqp = is.cqp,
  check = TRUE,
  breakdown = FALSE,
  decode = TRUE,
  p_attribute = getOption("polmineR.p_attribute"),
  mc = getOption("polmineR.cores"),
  verbose = TRUE,
  progress = FALSE,
  phrases = NULL,
  ...
)

## S4 method for signature 'subcorpus'
count(
  .Object,
  query = NULL,
  cqp = is.cqp,
  check = TRUE,
  breakdown = FALSE,
  decode = TRUE,
  p_attribute = getOption("polmineR.p_attribute"),
  mc = getOption("polmineR.cores"),
  verbose = TRUE,
  progress = FALSE,
  phrases = NULL,
  ...
)

## S4 method for signature 'partition_bundle'
count(
  .Object,
  query = NULL,
  cqp = FALSE,
  p_attribute = NULL,
  phrases = NULL,
  freq = FALSE,
  total = TRUE,
  mc = FALSE,
  progress = FALSE,
  verbose = FALSE,
  ...
)

## S4 method for signature 'subcorpus_bundle'
count(
  .Object,
  query = NULL,
  cqp = FALSE,
  p_attribute = NULL,
  phrases = NULL,
  freq = FALSE,
  total = TRUE,
  mc = FALSE,
  progress = TRUE,
  verbose = FALSE,
  ...
)

## S4 method for signature 'corpus'
count(
  .Object,
  query = NULL,
  cqp = is.cqp,
  check = TRUE,
  p_attribute = getOption("polmineR.p_attribute"),
  breakdown = FALSE,
  sort = FALSE,
  decode = TRUE,
  verbose = TRUE,
  ...
)

## S4 method for signature 'character'
count(
  .Object,
  query = NULL,
  cqp = is.cqp,
  check = TRUE,
  p_attribute = getOption("polmineR.p_attribute"),
  breakdown = FALSE,
  sort = FALSE,
  decode = TRUE,
  verbose = TRUE,
  ...
)

## S4 method for signature 'vector'
count(.Object, corpus, p_attribute, ...)

## S4 method for signature 'remote_corpus'
count(.Object, ...)

## S4 method for signature 'remote_subcorpus'
count(.Object, ...)

Arguments

.Object

A partition or partition_bundle, or a length-one character vector providing the name of a corpus.

...

Further arguments. If .Object is a remote_corpus object, the three dots (...) are used to pass arguments. Hence, it is necessary to state the names of all arguments to be passed explicity.

query

A character vector (one or multiple terms), CQP syntax can be used.

cqp

Either logical (TRUE if query is a CQP query), or a function to check whether query is a CQP query or not (defaults to is.query auxiliary function).

check

A logical value, whether to check validity of CQP query using check_cqp_query.

breakdown

Logical, whether to report number of occurrences for different matches for a query.

decode

Logical, whether to turn token ids into decoded strings (only if query is NULL).

p_attribute

The p-attribute(s) to use.

mc

Logical, whether to use multicore (defaults to FALSE).

verbose

Logical, whether to be verbose.

progress

Logical, whether to show progress bar.

phrases

A phrases object. If provided, the denoted regions will be concatenated as phrases.

freq

Logical, if FALSE, counts will be reported, if TRUE, (relative) frequencies are added to table.

total

Defaults to FALSE, if TRUE, the total value of counts (column named 'TOTAL') will be amended to the data.table that is returned.

sort

Logical, whether to sort table with counts (in stat slot).

corpus

The name of a CWB corpus.

Details

If .Object is a partiton_bundle, the data.table returned will have the queries in the columns, and as many rows as there are in the partition_bundle.

If .Object is a length-one character vector and query is NULL, the count is performed for the whole partition.

If breakdown is TRUE and one query is supplied, the function returns a frequency breakdown of the results of the query. If several queries are supplied, frequencies for the individual queries are retrieved.

Multiple queries can be used for argument query. Some care may be necessary when summing up the counts for the individual queries. When the CQP syntax is used, different queries may yield the same match result, so that the sum of all individual query matches may overestimate the true number of unique matches. In the case of overlapping matches, a warning message is issued. Collapsing multiple CQP queries into a single query (separating the individual queries by "|" and wrapping everything in round brackets) solves this problem.

Value

A data.table if argument query is used, a count-object, if query is NULL and .Object is a character vector (referring to a corpus) or a partition, a count_bundle-object, if .Object is a partition_bundle.

References

Baker, Paul (2006): Using Corpora in Discourse Analysis. London: continuum, p. 47-69 (ch. 3).

See Also

For a metadata-based breakdown of counts (i.e. tabulation by s-attributes), see dispersion. The hits is the worker behind the dispersion method and offers a similar, yet more low-level functionality as compared to the count method. Using the hits method may be useful to obtain the data required for flexible cross-tabulations.

Examples

use("polmineR")
use(pkg = "RcppCWB", corpus = "REUTERS")

debates <- partition("GERMAPARLMINI", date = ".*", regex=TRUE)
count(debates, query = "Arbeit") # get frequencies for one token
count(debates, c("Arbeit", "Freizeit", "Zukunft")) # get frequencies for multiple tokens
  
count("GERMAPARLMINI", query = c("Migration", "Integration"), p_attribute = "word")

debates <- partition_bundle(
  "GERMAPARLMINI", s_attribute = "date", values = NULL,
  mc = FALSE, verbose = FALSE
)
y <- count(debates, query = "Arbeit", p_attribute = "word")
y <- count(debates, query = c("Arbeit", "Migration", "Zukunft"), p_attribute = "word")
  
count("GERMAPARLMINI", '"Integration.*"', breakdown = TRUE)

P <- partition("GERMAPARLMINI", date = "2009-11-11")
count(P, '"Integration.*"', breakdown = TRUE)

sc <- corpus("GERMAPARLMINI") %>% subset(party == "SPD")
phr <- cpos(sc, query = '"Deutsche.*" "Bundestag.*"', cqp = TRUE) %>%
  as.phrases(corpus = "GERMAPARLMINI", enc = "latin1")
cnt <- count(sc, phrases = phr, p_attribute = "word")

# Multiple queries and overlapping query matches. The first count 
# operation will issue a warning that matches overlap, see the second 
# example for a solution.
corpus("REUTERS") %>%
  count(query = c('".*oil"', '"turmoil"'), cqp = TRUE)
corpus("REUTERS") %>% 
  count(query = '"(.*oil|turmoil)"', cqp =TRUE)

polmineR documentation built on Aug. 26, 2022, 5:15 p.m.