LINGUIST List 10.310

Wed Feb 24 1999

FYI: Linguistic humor, Canadian corpus analysis

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  1. Chapin, Paul G, Linguistic humor
  2. Nancy Belmore, Canadian specialists in corpus analysis

Message 1: Linguistic humor

Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 17:20:18 -0500
From: Chapin, Paul G <pchapinnsf.gov>
Subject: Linguistic humor



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I highly recommend to all linguists the February 8, 1999 issue of the
"Frank and Ernest" comic strip. You can see it on-line at
http://www.frankandernest.com/cgi/view/recent.pl?99-02-08.

Paul Chapin
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Message 2: Canadian specialists in corpus analysis

Date: Wed, 24 Feb 1999 17:49:49 +0000
From: Nancy Belmore <belmorevax2.concordia.ca>
Subject: Canadian specialists in corpus analysis

Dear Subscribers,

My colleagues and I would like to establish contact with 
Canadian specialists in corpus analysis with a view to 
e-mail exchanges, the possible establishment of a 
discussion group as well as possible cooperation in 
furthering specific research objectives, all depending, of 
course, on the number of respondents to our query. We are 
searching, in particular, for Canadian researchers with 
expertise in one or more of the following areas who have 
used that expertise for corpus analysis:

1. (Partially) automated techniques for transcribing and 
analyzing digitized speech recorded in natural (as opposed 
to studio) settings.
2. Grammatical analysis (tagging and parsing) of unedited 
texts representing a wide variety of text types, both 
spoken and written.
3. (Partially) automated techniques for evaluating the 
output of grammatical analyses.
4. Programming for NLP.
5. Relational database management systems for corpus 
annotation.
6. (Partially) automated techniques for SGML markup 
and/or TEI conformant encoding.
7. Statistics (especially sampling and probability 
matrices)

If you give your permission, we will, at the very least, 
include your name, with basic information about you, in a 
list which we'll then distribute to all who replied to our 
query. To that end, could you send us the following 
information:

1. Name, affiliation and how to reach you
2. Relevant expertise, including the language or 
languages you have worked with

Hope to hear from you!

N. Belmore
Research Prof. of Applied Linguistics
TESL Centre
Concordia University
1455 de Maisonneuve West
Montreal, QC H3G 1M8, Canada
Tel.: (514)848-2457; Fax: (514)848-4295
belmorevax2.concordia.ca
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