LINGUIST List 12.101

Wed Jan 17 2001

Qs: Glossary/Comp Ling, Authorship/Written Text

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  1. James Rores, Glossary of Comp Ling/Speech & Lang Processing terms
  2. Malcolm Corney, Looking for Material on Group Differences in Writing

Message 1: Glossary of Comp Ling/Speech & Lang Processing terms

Date: Wed, 17 Jan 2001 18:21:34 -0500
From: James Rores <jroreslingomotors.com>
Subject: Glossary of Comp Ling/Speech & Lang Processing terms

Hello,

I am looking for a Glossary of terms for the Computational Linguistics /
Speech and Language Processing field. Any online resources that you can
recommend?

Thanks, very much!

James Rores


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Message 2: Looking for Material on Group Differences in Writing

Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2001 11:22:23 +1000
From: Malcolm Corney <malisrc.qut.edu.au>
Subject: Looking for Material on Group Differences in Writing



We are currently engaged in a machine learning project looking for
characteristic authorship differences in written text. At this stage
we would like to investigate probabilistic allocation to groups (age,
gender and English language background, for example), but the
overwhelming bulk of existing research in this area appears to be on
speech rather than writing.

Can anyone from this list suggest similar work done specifically on
writing alone? Perhaps we are looking in the wrong places. The kind of
clue we are looking for is, e.g., missing definitive articles, use of
plural not singular verb forms etc., preference for passive voice over
active voice, etc.

Any suggestions are welcome.

Alison Anderson
Mal Corney
Information Security Research Centre
Queensland University of Technology
Australia
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