LINGUIST List 13.1429

Wed May 22 2002

Qs: Project Gutenberg, Eng Word Formation/Survey

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  1. Ronald Reck, String frequency & ontology for Project Gutenberg
  2. Pavol Stekauer, Word Formation Survey

Message 1: String frequency & ontology for Project Gutenberg

Date: Tue, 21 May 2002 07:27:05 +0000
From: Ronald Reck <>
Subject: String frequency & ontology for Project Gutenberg


I have created string frequency 
reports for 5400+ books from Project Gutenberg:

searchable here:

process is described briefly here:

I am looking for help in improving
the graphs of string frequencies across the archive:
Here are a few examples:

I also extended the DAML ontology for PG presented here:

and created RDF metadata for the archive here:

I am looking for feedback on improvements
to the ontology.

thanks for any comments or suggestions. 
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Message 2: Word Formation Survey

Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 09:28:26 +0200
From: Pavol Stekauer <>
Subject: Word Formation Survey

Dear Colleagues,

I am approaching you with the following request. I have taken up a
research project called "A Sociolinguistic Research into the
Productivity of Word-Formation.
Being a sociolinguistic research it heavily depends on collecting the
necessary information from English native speakers. Therefore, I would
be grateful to you for helping me by approaching your friends,
acquaintances, children, etc. and asking them for filling in a
questionnaire. I can send the questionnaire by e-mail or regular
mail. The research is ANONYMOUS.

Thank you very much for your help.

Yours sincerely
Professor Pavol Stekauer
Department of British and American Studies
Faculty of Arts
Presov University
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