LINGUIST List 5.198

Tue 22 Feb 1994

Qs: MT; Uncommon languages; Prolog; Teke; French

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  1. Tony Davis, knowledge rep. for MT
  2. Dana S. Bourgerie, Learning Materials for Uncommonly Taught Languages
  3. , PROLOG
  4. , Teke
  5. "Raphael Salkie, University of Brighton,RMS3VMS.BRIGHTON.AC.UK, Corpus of contemporary French - a query for the list

Message 1: knowledge rep. for MT

Date: Thu, 17 Feb 94 16:35:49 PSknowledge rep. for MT
From: Tony Davis <tdavisCSLI.Stanford.EDU>
Subject: knowledge rep. for MT


For a project involving machine translation, I am interested in
finding out about schemes for knowledge representation used in various
NLP systems. I'm especially interested in hearing about the
experiences of those using systems like CLASSIC or KL-ONE (and others
like them) with regard to the following:

 Interfacing with other systems
 Expressive power:
 classification, typing, inheritance (including defaults),
 quantification over various types, temporal
 interpretation and updates, and the ability to represent
 fine-grained lexical meaning in a way capable of interacting
 with encyclopedic information about a domain of discourse.
 Performance
 underlying programming language, system size, speed,
 interface and environment

Thanks for any help; I'll summarize for the list if there's interest.

Tony Davis tdaviscsli.stanford.edu
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Message 2: Learning Materials for Uncommonly Taught Languages

Date: Sat, 19 Feb 1994 08:20:13 Learning Materials for Uncommonly Taught Languages
From: Dana S. Bourgerie <brgeriedyvax.byu.edu>
Subject: Learning Materials for Uncommonly Taught Languages

I am trying to locate materials (e.g., dictionaries and/or textbooks) for
study and learning of the following languages that are uncommonly taught in
the U.S.:

Albanian
Latvian
Lithuanian
Slovene
Indonesian
Mongolian
Ukranian
Belorussian
Solomonese
Tamil

I would appreciate any help in locating materials for the above languages.

Dana S. Bourgerie E-mail: bourgeriebyu.edu
Asian and Near Eastern Languages Phone: (801) 378-4952
Brigham Young University Fax: (801) 378-4649
Provo, UT 84602
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Message 3: PROLOG

Date: Sat, 19 Feb 1994 18:16:12 PROLOG
From: <ACKERVNYUACF.bitnet>
Subject: PROLOG

Can anybody on the LINGUIST List point me to an electronically-accessible
source for PROLOG ? I can access it through a UNIX machine or this VMS one.
Also, any good book that will "distill" Chomsky's Theories on "Knowledge of
Language". Thanks for your help.
Victor Acker
PS: Please respond directly at <Ackervacfcluster.nyu.edu> and I will post to
LINGUIST a summary.
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Message 4: Teke

Date: Sun, 20 Feb 1994 19:58:52 Teke
From: <KNAPPENVKPMZD.kph.Uni-Mainz.DE>
Subject: Teke

Labiodental Nasal: How is it written

Does someone know if Teke has a written form, and how the labiodental nasal
is represented there ?

Yours, J"org Knappen
knappenvkpmzd.kph.uni-mainz.de
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Message 5: Corpus of contemporary French - a query for the list

Date: Mon, 21 Feb 94 15:35 GMT
From: "Raphael Salkie, University of Brighton,RMS3VMS.BRIGHTON.AC.UK <RMS3VMS.BRIGHTON.AC.UK>
Subject: Corpus of contemporary French - a query for the list

Does anyone know of a computerised corpus of contemporary French which may be
available for research purposes, like the Brown/LOB corpora of English and the
Mannheim Corpus of German?

I would be grateful for information about how to get access to the corpus (by
connecting with the computer where it is stored, on CD-rom, etc), and who to
contact for details about access.

I know that there is European Initiative currently in progress to create a
multilingual corpus on CD-rom. I recently contacted one of the project
coordinators in Geneva who told me that when this corpus is available
announcements will be made "via the usual channels".

Are there any other multilingual corpora (including French, German or English)
currently available?

Thanks - Raphael Salkie

The Language Centre,
University of Brighton,
Falmer, Brighton,
BN1 9PH.

Tel: (0273) 643335 (direct line); (0273) 643337 (Language Centre Office).
Fax: (0273) 690710
Email: RMS3UK.AC.BRIGHTON.VMS
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