LINGUIST List 3.186

Thu 27 Feb 1992

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  1. David C. J. Leip, Lexicon Construction
  2. Evan Antworth, concordance program for Macintosh
  3. Evan Antworth, English lexicon available

Message 1: Lexicon Construction

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 92 10:40:00 -0Lexicon Construction
From: David C. J. Leip <davidsnowhite.cis.uoguelph.ca>
Subject: Lexicon Construction


Re: Christopher Brewster's Query regarding Lexicon Construction Software

I am presently working on a software tool to help computer speech recognition
interface designers build acoustically distinct vocabularies. Don't know if
this interests you or not. (?)

- David Leip.
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Message 2: concordance program for Macintosh

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 92 9:35:10 CSTconcordance program for Macintosh
From: Evan Antworth <evanutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: concordance program for Macintosh

Conc is a program for the Macintosh that produces keyword in context
concordances. It can handle both ordinary flat text and multiple-line
interlinear text. In the case of interlinear text, it can concord
correspondences between two annotation lines. It can also do letter
concordances to facilitate phonological analysis. Conc permits the
user to limit the concordance to just those words that match a specified
pattern (GREP expression).

Concordances can be saved to disk, printed, and exported to a plain text
file. As for performance, producing a concordance of Moby Dick (1,177KB)
on a Mac IIci takes about 13 minutes and requires about 2,500KB of memory.
Documentation is included on-line in a Microsoft Word file.
Conc was written by John Thomson of SIL.

Conc version 1.70 is a beta test version offered as 'freeware'. If you use
it, we only ask that you send us your comments, complaints, and wishlist.
You can affect the shape of the final product!

Conc is available in either of two way:

 1. Conc can be downloaded by anonymous FTP from the Consortium for Lexical
Research at clr.nmsu.edu [128.123.1.11]. In the directory
pub/tools/concordances/conc you will find the file conc170.hqx, which is a
binhexed, Stuffed archive. Send e-mail inquiries to lexicalnmsu.edu.
(While you are connected, I recommend downloading the file catalog-short
from the top directory.)

 2. Conc can be ordered on disk from:

 International Academic Bookstore
 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road
 Dallas, TX 75236
 U.S.A.
 phone: (214)709-2404

Cost for media and shipping is $4 to North America and $6 overseas.
(Checks *must* be drawn on a U.S. bank. They do not accept credit cards,
but will bill by invoice.)

Evan Antworth | Internet: evansil.org
Academic Computing Department | UUCP: ...!uunet!convex!txsil!evan
Summer Institute of Linguistics | phone: 214/709-2418
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road | fax: 214/709-3387
Dallas, TX 75236 |
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Message 3: English lexicon available

Date: Tue, 25 Feb 92 10:08:35 CSEnglish lexicon available
From: Evan Antworth <evanutafll.uta.edu>
Subject: English lexicon available

Englex is a morphological parsing lexicon of English intended for use with
PC-KIMMO and/or KTEXT. It's 20,000 entries consist of affixes, roots, and
indivisible stems. Both inflectional and derivational morphology are
analyzed. Englex will run under Unix, Macintosh, or MS-DOS (the files are
plain ascii and are identical for all three versions). Because of memory
requirements, to run Englex under MS-DOS you will need a 386 cpu and
the new 386 versions of PC-KIMMO and KTEXT. These 386 versions will use all
available extended/expanded memory and virtual memory. They support
VCPI-compliant memory managers such as DOS 5.0's EMM386 and Quarterdeck's
QEMM. They do not support (or need) Windows.

All of this software can by downloaded by anonymous FTP from the Consortium
for Lexical Research at clr.nmsu.edu [128.123.1.11]. Send e-mail inquiries
to lexicalnmsu.edu. (For a listing of their holdings, get the file
catalog-short in the top directory.) Here are the subdirectories and
file names:

Directory: pub/tools/ling-analysis/englex_pckimmo
 englex10.zip Zipped MS-DOS file of englex10
 englex10.tar.Z Compressed UNIX tar file of englex10
 englex10.hqx Stuffed, binhexed Mac file of englex10

Directory: pub/tools/ling-analysis/morphology/pc-kimmo
 pckim108.zip Zipped MS-DOS file of pc-kimmo108 (inc. 386 version)
 pckim108.tar.Z Compressed UNIX tar file of pc-kimmo108 sources
 pckimmo108.hqx Stuffed, binhexed Mac file of pc-kimmo108

Directory: pub/tools/ling-analysis/morphology/ktext
 ktext103.zip Zipped MS-DOS fiel of ktext103 (inc. 386 version
 ktext103.tar.Z Compressed UNIX tar file of ktext103 sources
 ktext103.hqx Stuffed, binhexed Mac file of ktext103

Englex, PC-KIMMO, and KTEXT are offered as 'freeware' to the academic
community; your feedback is welcomed.

Evan Antworth | Internet: evansil.org
Academic Computing Department | UUCP: ...!uunet!convex!txsil!evan
Summer Institute of Linguistics | phone: 214/709-2418
7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road | fax: 214/709-3387
Dallas, TX 75236 |
U.S.A. |
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