LINGUIST List 10.1305

Tue Sep 7 1999

Qs: "Kayor", NLP Techniques

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  1. Stephen Helmreich, "kayor"
  2. Gang Liu, NLP techniques

Message 1: "kayor"

Date: Mon, 6 Sep 1999 11:28:56 -0600 (MDT)
From: Stephen Helmreich <>
Subject: "kayor"

A friend of mine has the following question. You may respond to me or
directly to him:

The word "kayor" [2nd syllable tonic] in Yiddish means "dawn." It
does not appear to come from either German or Hebrew, to the best of
my knowledge. Also, though it does appear in Yiddish dictionaries, it
is not widely known among the Yiddish speakers I've talked with. The
word appears in a famous song ("Zog nit keinmol az du geyst dem
letzten veg") which is attributed to Hirsh Glik of the Vilna Ghetto in
WW2. Is the word of Lithuanian or Latvian origin?

It also does not appear in Hungarian or Finnish dictionaries, nor in a
vocabulary list from a Lithuanian grammar. It is not Latvian,
according to one speaker.

Steve Helmreich
Computing Research Laboratory
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA

Gabriel Lampert

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Message 2: NLP techniques

Date: Mon, 06 Sep 1999 12:55:42 -0700
From: Gang Liu <>
Subject: NLP techniques

Dear All,

I am working on an information extraction/retrieval project with some
NLP technology (respectively) and looking for public domain resources
(shareable source code in C/C++ or Java for example) in parsing and
finite state techniques such as (unification based or general) chart
parsing, finite state transducer etc.

I would be grateful for any pointers to existing resource/research on
these issues. I also welcome judgments on the respective techniques.

Thank you very much in advance,

Peter Liu
p.s. I'll provide a summary if there are enough responses.
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