I have a list of words, with two statistics computed for each entry, i.e.
Word Freq MI beautiful girl 2310 12.07 girl gift 50 14.9
2310 is the frequency of 'beautiful girl' in a corpus and 12.07 is the mutual information computed of the two words. In order to guess which phrase "beautiful girl" or "girl gift" should be kept and the other one is thus discarded, I want a single metric computed based on Freq and MI to measure the association strength of two words in each phrase.
The simplest way to get a single measure is to compute a simple average score:
(Freq + MI)/2
But this may not be the best way to do it. The value range of Freq is [1, 3000] and the value range MI is [-7.2222, 14.0999] in my data.
What's the sensible way to compute a single metric to compare? It has to be noted that the the weight of MI should be much more higher than Freq. In that case, I may need a constant to multiply the MI first, and then calculate the average. That can effectively downplay the importance of Freq, compared to MI.