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LINGUIST List 16.2978

Fri Oct 14 2005

FYI: Developing Linguistic Corpora, Available Online

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        1.    Martin Wynne, Developing Linguistic Corpora: a Guide to Good Practice, Online

Message 1: Developing Linguistic Corpora: a Guide to Good Practice, Online
Date: 14-Oct-2005
From: Martin Wynne <martin.wynneoucs.ox.ac.uk>
Subject: Developing Linguistic Corpora: a Guide to Good Practice, Online

'Developing Linguistic Corpora: a guide to good practice', edited by Martin
Wynne of the Oxford Text Archive, is now available for free online at
http://ahds.ac.uk/linguistic-corpora/. This is the latest in the series of
Guides to Good Practice from the Arts and Humanities Data Service.

In this guide, a selection of leading experts offer advice to help the
reader to ensure that their corpus is well-designed and fit for the
intended purpose.

As John Sinclair writes in the first chapter: ''A corpus is a remarkable
thing, not so much because it is a collection of language text, but because
of the properties that it acquires if it is well-designed and

The collection includes the following chapters:

* 'Corpus and text: basic principles' by John Sinclair
* 'Adding linguistic annotation' by Geoffrey Leech
* 'Metadata for corpus work' by Lou Burnard
* 'Character encoding in corpus construction' by Tony McEnery and Richard Xiao
* 'Spoken language corpora' by Paul Thompson
* 'Archiving, distribution and preservation' by Martin Wynne

This and other guides in the series (in print and online) are available
from http://www.ahds.ac.uk/creating/guides/.

Martin Wynne
Head of the Oxford Text Archive and
AHDS Literature, Languages and Linguistics


Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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