LINGUIST List 14.1730

Wed Jun 18 2003

Qs: Medical Discourse Corpus; Eng Prolog Lexica

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  1. Daniel Sokol, Language of Medical Disclosure
  2. Asad Sayeed, English Prolog Lexica

Message 1: Language of Medical Disclosure

Date: Tue, 17 Jun 2003 11:40:12 +0000
From: Daniel Sokol <>
Subject: Language of Medical Disclosure


I'm doing some preliminary research on truth-telling and deception in
medical practice. I'm planning to use discourse analysis as a
methodological tool. Does anyone know if a corpus of medical
discourse (ideally patient-doctor interactions) exists and, if so,
where one can access it?

Many thanks for your help.


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Message 2: English Prolog Lexica

Date: Wed, 18 Jun 2003 00:58:23 +0000
From: Asad Sayeed <>
Subject: English Prolog Lexica

Hi. We're looking for a lexicon in Prolog that contains a
considerable chunk of the common English vocabulary. It should have
verbs conjugated, etc, not just lemmas. They should be organized by
part of speech. We've been having trouble finding a suitable one and
wondering if anyone here has access to one or knows of a public-domain

- Asad. 
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