LINGUIST List 10.1580

Thu Oct 21 1999

Qs: Lang questionnaire, Software/name recognition

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  1. Amy L Sheldon, Language questionnaire for novices
  2. Matti Keijola, Software for name recognition

Message 1: Language questionnaire for novices

Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 20:40:03 -0500 (CDT)
From: Amy L Sheldon <>
Subject: Language questionnaire for novices

Can anyone suggest where to find a questionnaire that tests novices'
knowledge about language (and society) that can serve as a pretest for
first year students in an undergrad freshperson's course on Language
and Society? This linguistics "IQ" test would ask some general
questions about language and would focus on matters pertaining to
"language and society". It would be given at the beginning of the
course (or section in a course). If anyone is willing to share such a
questionnaire, not matter how partial, it would be appreciated.

Amy Sheldon
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Message 2: Software for name recognition

Date: Wed, 20 Oct 1999 10:36:09 +0300
From: Matti Keijola <>
Subject: Software for name recognition

Can anybody point me to software for named entity recognition? 
We are mainly interested in names in the business and technological
connection. Our efforts are currently based on Gate.

Matti Keijola

 TAI Research Institute
Helsinki University of Technology

Phone: +358 9 451 2163
Fax : +358 9 451 3665
Mail Address:	HUT/TAI, POB 9555, FIN-02015 HUT
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