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LINGUIST List 17.1297

Thu Apr 27 2006

Qs: Fiction Inf. Extraction; Validating Stimuli

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        1.    Sharon Givon, Inf. Extraction from Fiction: Collecting Test Data
        2.    Mariana Vial, (Volunteers) Validating Stimuli, Canadian French

Message 1: Inf. Extraction from Fiction: Collecting Test Data
Date: 27-Apr-2006
From: Sharon Givon <s0560804sms.ed.ac.uk>
Subject: Inf. Extraction from Fiction: Collecting Test Data

Dear all,

My name is Sharon Givon and I'm an MSc student in the Speech & Language
Processing program at the University of Edinburgh. My dissertation project
deals with extracting information from fiction (with Amazon.com): central
characters, relationships between them and main story events.
Unfortunately, no annotated corpus is available for that purpose, and this
is where I need your help.

If you are willing to help, you will find in the attached link a list of
very famous books. If you think you are familiar enough with a story
(either from reading the book or watching the film), please click on its
link to fill in some information about it. You will be asked to fill in
names of central characters, relationships between them and short
description of main events.
If you need to refresh your memory you can use the links to the actual book

Collecting this information is crucial to my project and will hopefully be
useful for more researchers. I would extremely appreciate it if you
dedicated a few minutes to it. Do not feel like you have to fill in
information for the whole list of titles: a few books would be great but
even one book would be well appreciated.

Here is the link:

Feel free to email me with questions or comment.


Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Message 2: (Volunteers) Validating Stimuli, Canadian French
Date: 27-Apr-2006
From: Mariana Vial <mariana_vialyahoo.ca>
Subject: (Volunteers) Validating Stimuli, Canadian French

Seeking Native speakers of Canadian French to validate stimuli for pilot
project on morphological processing. It is a very simple task: comparing
the meaning of two words. There are 50 pairs of words, so it should take
at most 10 minutes. Please respond to mariana_vialyahoo.ca, and I can
send you the RTF file. Thank you.


Nous cherchons des personnes qui parlent le français canadien comme langue
maternelle pour validez les stimuli pour un projet pilote sur la traitement
de la morphologie. C'est une tâche facile: comparer le sens des deux mots.
Il y a 50 paires des mots, alors la tâche devrait durer 10 minutes au
maximum. Veuillez repondre a mariana_vialyahoo.ca, et je vous envoyerais
le fichier RTF. Merci.

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology

Subject Language(s): French (fra)

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