LINGUIST List 15.668

Sun Feb 22 2004

Qs: Lang/Gender Textbook; Conceptual Modeling/NL

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  1. Johanna Rubba, Language-and-gender textbook query
  2. Rocco Georgi, Master Thesis "Conceptual Modelling of NL Texts"

Message 1: Language-and-gender textbook query

Date: Sat, 28 Feb 2004 16:54:47 -0800
From: Johanna Rubba <>
Subject: Language-and-gender textbook query

Hi all,

I'm teaching a Language and Gender course in the spring. I have been
using Mary Talbot's book 'Language and Gender' as the core text (with
supplemental readings), but am wondering if any good new textbooks
have come out that are introductions to the field rather than
anthologies. Please reply directly to me and I will post a summary of
recommended titles to the list.


Johanna Rubba Associate Professor, Linguistics 
English Department, California Polytechnic State University
One Grand Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93407 
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Message 2: Master Thesis "Conceptual Modelling of NL Texts"

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 2004 03:30:01 -0500 (EST)
From: Rocco Georgi <>
Subject: Master Thesis "Conceptual Modelling of NL Texts"

Hello Linguists,

I'm a student of Lingistics and Computer Science and currently doing
research to prepare my master thesis on ''Conceptual Modelling of
Natural Language Texts'' (topic not final yet).

What I am looking for are general methods, but also tools to create
such conceptual models (e.g. ontologies) automatically from NL. I
found a quite interesting tool called TextToOnto which is (was?)
developed at the University of Karlsruhe in Germany. This tool seems
to apply lots of different linguistic methods (stemming, term
extraction, substitution etc.) in the process of creating an ontology
and is using a (pos/semantically-tagged) corpus.

What I am looking for are similar AND other approaches and tools to
the problem of creating a (computer-understandable) conceptual model
of a given NL text.

So if you are in a project dealing with this or ever came across
something in this field, please let me know! Any suggestions are
welcome (! Thanks.

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