LINGUIST List 2.144

Wednesday, 17 Apr 1991

Qs: Text-Encoding, CL algorithms, 'Revue', WH/COMP

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  1. , Text-Encoding
  2. David Perelman-Hall, CL algorithms wanted
  3. "Mr.A.Wilson", 'Revue' address
  4. JOHN BRO, William Frawley's address is wrong (e-dictionaries)
  5. , Wh-movement & COMP-position

Message 1: Text-Encoding

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 1991 9:57:38 EDT
From: <SEGUINVAXR.SSCL.UWO.CA>
Subject: Text-Encoding
I would appreciate any information regarding the current status of the 
initiative on text-encoding standards, sponsored by the LSA, etc. Any 
chance there will be something as straight-forward as a manual for the 
standards?
Margaret Seguin
Dept. Anthropology, University of Western Ontario
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Message 2: CL algorithms wanted

Date: Tue, 16 Apr 91 13:03:19 -0500
From: David Perelman-Hall <phallccwf.cc.utexas.edu>
Subject: CL algorithms wanted

 To all Linguist readers:

 I am developing an English sentence parser in object oriented C++. At
present I have a working chart parser which derives all rules from a PSG,
including the part of speech of the terminal symbols.
 I want to push several features into the lexicon, including part of
speech, case, number, etc...,and then garner from the lexicon the frame
arguments or verb valencies. I am seeking references, algorithms, code (in
any language from Lisp to C) which shows how to cull features from a lexicon
and percolate them up through a parse to eventually be used as grammaticality
test frames.
 Any help would be much appreciated. More private responses may be
e-mailed me at phallccwf.cc.utexas.edu. Thanks, David Perelman-Hall.
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Message 3: 'Revue' address

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 91 08:39:38 +0100
From: "Mr.A.Wilson" <eia018central1.lancaster.ac.uk>
Subject: 'Revue' address
Could anyone on the list oblige me with an email or land-mail address
for the journal "Revue de l'organisation internationale pour l'etude des
langues anciennes par ordinateur"?

Many thanks,

Andrew Wilson
Dept. of Linguistics
Lancaster University, UK
email: A.Wilsonuk.ac.lancaster
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Message 4: William Frawley's address is wrong (e-dictionaries)

Date: Wed, 17 Apr 91 13:04 EST
From: JOHN BRO <BOUGIEPINE.CIRCA.UFL.EDU>
Subject: William Frawley's address is wrong (e-dictionaries)
======================================================================
 We've got a little address problem:

>Return-Path: <billbrahms.udel.edu>
>Subject: Re: e-dictionaries 
>Date: Wed, 17 Apr 91 09:14:34 -0400
>From: Bill 'Beeil' Tsai <billbrahms.udel.edu>

>> I'd like to see your list of machine-readable dictionaries, 

>Several people have written to me about some machine-readable
>dictionary. However, I do not recall me posting anything on
>the net of that nature (I assume you are replying from news).

>Can you shed some light to me? Maybe send me the original
>message? Thanks a lot.

>bill
--
>Bill Tsai billbrahms.udel.edu Univ. of Delaware (302) 738-1735

 Will the *real Bill* please stand up? :)

[Bill Frawley's correct address is billfbrahms.udel.edu. An easy
mistake to make. 
 Anthony Aristar]
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Message 5: Wh-movement & COMP-position

Date: 17 Apr 91 20:32:01 MET-1DST
From: <JOSEFlet.rug.nl>
Subject: Wh-movement & COMP-position
Who knows details (or literature) about SOV-languages with either of the
following properties:

(i) clause initial COMP, clausal complement unextraposed, overt long Wh-
 extraction (either to the left or to the right)

(ii) clause final COMP, clausal complement unextraposed, overt Wh-
 extraction (either to the left or to the right)

Pullum,G. (1980), "Languages in which movement does not parallel bound
anaphora", LINGUISTIC INQUIRY 11. 613-620. mentions the Bzheduk dialect of
West Circissian as a language of type (ii), with Wh-movement to the right.
Pullum's source then was an unpublished paper by John Colarusso ["An instance
of unbounded rightward movement: Wh-movement in Circissian", 1976, Univ. of
Vienna]. I would be grateful if anyone could tell me where this paper is
published or otherwise available.

Finally, does anyone know about SVO-languages with clause final
complementizers (and long Wh-movement to the left)?
Thank you.

- Josef Bayer - e-mail: JOSEFLET.RUG.NL

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