LINGUIST List 10.1987

Mon Dec 20 1999

Qs: Machine Translation, AAVE Code-switching, NLP

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  1. John Kovarik, Machine Translation: Attempo controlled English
  2. Luisanna Fodde, African American Vernacular and Spanish Code-switching
  3. Mary D. Taffet, Online Demo tools for NLP?

Message 1: Machine Translation: Attempo controlled English

Date: Sat, 18 Dec 1999 08:46:59 -0800
From: John Kovarik <kovariksworldnet.att.net>
Subject: Machine Translation: Attempo controlled English

I have read of an attempt to semantically and syntactically control 
English in order to make it more tractable for automatic machine
translation into other languages. I understand Attempo Controlled
English was a 1995 attempt by the computer science department of a
Swiss university in Zurich. This is all I know about it. I want to
know more about this particular experiment. Where should I search?
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Message 2: African American Vernacular and Spanish Code-switching

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 13:21:22 +0100
From: Luisanna Fodde <foddeunica.it>
Subject: African American Vernacular and Spanish Code-switching


I am looking for some general studies on code-switching (English to Dialects
of English) within a historical framework, with particular reference for
African American Vernacular English and Spanish.

Thanks
Luisanna Fodde

English Department
FAculty of Economics
University of Cagliari
Italy
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Message 3: Online Demo tools for NLP?

Date: Mon, 20 Dec 1999 11:08:32 -0500
From: Mary D. Taffet <mdtaffetmailbox.syr.edu>
Subject: Online Demo tools for NLP?

Hello,

I am helping to prepare the syllabus for a Spring 2000 course in Natural
Language Processing. We would like to have our students do some
assignments involving online demos, so I have been trying to locate as
many as possible.

I have done some searching, and have found a number of tools that
currently have online demos available, including the following:


Name: COBUILD Direct 
Type: Concordance, Collocation 
Author: Cobuild, Department of English, University of Birmingham 
Demo URL: http://titania.cobuild.collins.co.uk/form.html


Name: Conexor (EngCG2, EngLite, English FDG) 
Type: Morphological Analysis Tools 
Author: Conexor 
Demo URL (not functional at this time, should be in January):
 http://www.conexor.fi/testing.html 
 

Name: INTERARBORA 
Type: Diagrammer 
Author: Language Technology Group at the University of Edinburgh 
Demo URL 1: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~jo/interarbora/ 
Demo URL 2: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/~jo/interarbora/general.html 
 

Name: LT CHUNK 
Type: Parser 
Author: Language Technology Group at the University of Edinburgh 
Demo URL (combined w/LT POS):
	http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/software/posdemo.html 
 

Name: LT POS 
Type: POS Tagger 
Author: Language Technology Group at the University of Edinburgh 
Demo URL (combined w/LT CHUNK):
	 http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/software/posdemo.html 
 

Name: LT THISTLE 
Type: Diagrammer 
Author: Language Technology Group at the University of Edinburgh 
Demo URL: http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/software/thistle/demos/index.html 
 

Name: Q-Tag 
Type: POS Tagger (automated e-mail service) 
Author: Corpus Research Group at the University of Birmingham 
Demo URL: http://clg1.bham.ac.uk/tagger.html 
 

Name: RRECKTEK Verb alternation engine 
Type: Verb analysis based on Beth Levin's verb classes 
Author: RRECKTEK
Demo URL: http://rreck.sealsoft.com/cgi-bin/levin.pl 
URL for Index to Beth Levin's Verb Classes:
	http://www-personal.umich.edu/~jlawler/levin.html


In my search for additional online demos, I have checked out the links
from the following web pages, but found no additional online demos
available (though I did find lots of tools available for download):


1) Natural Language Processing Tools --
http://www.aaai.org/Resources/Education/Repository-Mirror/nlp-tools.html 
 
2) The Natural Language Software Registry --
http://www.dfki.de/lt/registry/ 
 
3) Consortium for Lexical Research - Catalog of Tools --
http://crl.nmsu.edu/cgi-bin/Tools/CLR/clrcat 
 
4) Language Technology Group at Edinburgh
http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/software/index.html 
 
5) NLP Sites list -- contains pointers to tools as well as other
resources --
http://cslp.comp.nus.edu.sg/CS6207/course/nlpres.html



What have I missed? What other online demo tools are available? I
would particularly like to find demos of stemmers, part of speech
taggers and parsers, but would welcome any additional tools I can find. 
If you would be so kind as to inform me of the URL for any online demos
(based on English) that I have missed, I would appreciate it very much.

I will post a summary of responses to the list.


- Thank you,
 Mary Taffet
 mdtaffetsyr.edu
 Ph.D. Student
 School of Information Studies
 Syracuse University
 Syracuse, NY USA


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