LINGUIST List 4.1051

Tue 14 Dec 1993

FYI: Journal, Section Z, POS Tagger, New List, Albanian

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  1. Eric Johnson, _TEXT Technology_
  2. Vicki Fromkin, announcement
  3. , summary of responses on POS tagger, collocation finder
  4. Petr Zemanek, new Ancient Near East list
  5. connie Christo, Albanian Linguist

Message 1: _TEXT Technology_

Date: Sat, 11 Dec 1993 06:34:36 _TEXT Technology_
From: Eric Johnson <>
Subject: _TEXT Technology_

 Announcement for readers of _TEXT Technology_

 Please read and pass on to friends and to other electronic lists.

 Due to the unanticipated level of its success, the journal TEXT
Technology will be substantially expanded. Starting, with Volume 4
(the 1994 calendar year), each issue will contain more articles and
reviews -- many of them presenting subjects in greater depth. The
journal will be published quarterly, and the Editorial Board will be
expanded. The format will also change to 7-by-9-inch pages with
perfect binding.

 The full title of the publication will now more completely
describe its contents:

 TEXT Technology
 The Journal of Computer Text Processing

 TEXT Technology will continue to publish articles and reviews
about all facets of using computers for the creation, processing,
communication, and analysis of texts. It is designed for academic and
corporate researchers, writers, editors, and teachers. The quarterly
journal contains timely reviews of books and software, discussions of
applications for the analysis of literary works and other texts,
bibliographic citations, and much more.

 Recent issues of TEXT Technology have contained articles about
the ideal computing lab for composition classes, counting the amount
of quotation in novels, programming in Icon, converting documents from
Macintosh to PC formats, as well as reviews of books about Internet
and reviews of new versions of WordPerfect, AmiPro, and OS/2.

 Submissions of articles are welcome. They should be sent to the
Editor as ASCII files via email to Writers
of book or software reviews are encouraged to contact the Editor
before submitting reviews. Authors will normally receive notices of
acceptance and referees' comments promptly via email.

 New yearly subscription rates are in effect immediately:
in the U.S., Individuals: $45.00; Institutions: $72.00. Canadian
orders add $7.00; all other nations add $15.00 (all prices U.S.

 To subscribe using a MasterCard or Visa credit card, send name
and address, card number and expiration date via email to

 To subscribe by regular mail, send credit card information,
check, or institutional purchase order to TEXT Technology, 114 Beadle
Hall, Dakota State University, SD 57042-1799 USA.
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Message 2: announcement

Date: Mon, 13 Dec 93 10:07 PST
From: Vicki Fromkin <IYO1VAFUCLAMVS.bitnet>
Subject: announcement

The Linguistics Section (Z) of the American Association for the Advancement
of Science (AAAS) will meet at the San Francisco meeting on Monday,
February 21 from noon until 2 pm in the Teakwood A room of the Hilton.

If you will be at the AAAS meeting please attend the Section meeting.and

i would also appreciate your letting me know (e-mail:
if you plan to attend. There will be coffee and maybe even lunch. Check
the LINGUIST NET for further announcements.

Vicki Fromkin, Secretary, Section Z
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Message 3: summary of responses on POS tagger, collocation finder

Date: Wed, 01 Dec 93 08:33:35 -0summary of responses on POS tagger, collocation finder
From: <>
Subject: summary of responses on POS tagger, collocation finder

Thanks to all who responded regarding my query on software to tag
parts of speech and phrases in text. Below is a summary of responses.

My query:

> I'm looking for pointers to reasonably robust tools that could be
> licensed or otherwise obtained for use in commercial natural language
> projects; specifically, a part of speech tagger, tools to identify
> noun phrases in a large corpus, and a robust parser written in C (with
> a customizable English grammar).

[ Editor's note: A complete summary of responses to this query are available
 on the listserv and may be retrieved by sending the command:
 get software text linguist

 to the following address: ]
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Message 4: new Ancient Near East list

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1993 17:40:28 new Ancient Near East list
From: Petr Zemanek <>
Subject: new Ancient Near East list


We take the liberty to inform you that a new discussion group on Computers
and Ancient Languages (CAAL) has been formed. It is oriented mainly on the
languages of the Ancient Near East (Indo-European, Semitic and other).
The main interests of the list are:

1. Computer databases of ancient Indo-European, Afro-Asiatic
(Hamito-Semitic) and other languages.

2. Graphic databases of texts of ancient, esp. Near Eastern languages,

3. The use of hypertexts for the texts and secondary sources,
esp. on Ancient Near East.

4. Linguistic and philological analysis of ancient languages based
on electronical text corpora.

5. OCR systems and ancient languages.

6. Problems of encoding of the texts of ancient languages,
exchange of information on software applications

7. Exchange of further linguistic information on ancient languages.

In case you are interested in such a list, please, contact
the list management.

 List management

 Furat Rahman
 Petr Vavrousek
 Petr Zemanek
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Message 5: Albanian Linguist

Date: Tue, 14 Dec 1993 14:28:49 Albanian Linguist
From: connie Christo <>
Subject: Albanian Linguist

 If anyone is interested in communicating with an Albanian linguist
from Tirana, Albania who is presently a visiting scholar at Harvard
University, please contact:
 Ludmila Buxheli
Thank you.
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