* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
LINGUIST List logo Eastern Michigan University Wayne State University *
* People & Organizations * Jobs * Calls & Conferences * Publications * Language Resources * Text & Computer Tools * Teaching & Learning * Mailing Lists * Search *
* *
LINGUIST List 17.1297

Thu Apr 27 2006

Qs: Fiction Inf. Extraction; Validating Stimuli

Editor for this issue: James Rider <riderlinguistlist.org>


We'd like to remind readers that the responses to queries are usually best posted to the individual asking the question. That individual is then strongly encouraged to post a summary to the list. This policy was instituted to help control the huge volume of mail on LINGUIST; so we would appreciate your cooperating with it whenever it seems appropriate.

In addition to posting a summary, we'd like to remind people that it is usually a good idea to personally thank those individuals who have taken the trouble to respond to the query.

To post to LINGUIST, use our convenient web form at http://linguistlist.org/LL/posttolinguist.html.
Directory
        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
texts.

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:
http://sgivon.tripod.com/Index.html

Feel free to email me with questions or comment.

Regards,
Sharon.

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)

Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue




Please report any bad links or misclassified data

LINGUIST Homepage | Read LINGUIST | Contact us

NSF Logo

While the LINGUIST List makes every effort to ensure the linguistic relevance of sites listed
on its pages, it cannot vouch for their contents.