LINGUIST List 6.399

Mon 20 Mar 1995

Qs: Checker program, Nahuatl/Sp, Korean corpus, Study in Italy

Editor for this issue: <>


Directory

  1. "David M. W. Powers", Grammar, Spell and Style checkers
  2. David Ganelin, Nahuatl/Spanish Lexical Diffusion
  3. , Korean corpus
  4. Ricky Jacobs, Italy literacy/bilingualism

Message 1: Grammar, Spell and Style checkers

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 13:07:54 Grammar, Spell and Style checkers
From: "David M. W. Powers" <powersist.flinders.edu.au>
Subject: Grammar, Spell and Style checkers


I am writing on behalf of two (Honours/Masters) students, one seeking to write
a better Spell/Grammar checker, the other trying to analyze the performance of
human proofreaders/browsers across genre/sublanguage/context and compare with
checker programs.

Can anyone help with references to:

* Algorithms used in (commercial or PD) Grammar, Spell and Style checkers
* Critiques or reviews of such programs, algorithms or other techniques
* Studies of human attention to correctness within or across paradigm
* Studies classifying (frequent) errors in text
* Corpora with before and after versions of (human) corrected text

We are primarily interested in errors made by native speakers, but references
addressing errors made by OCR systems or non-native speakers may also be
helpful. We are similarly focussing on English, but references relating to
other European languages would also be gladly received.

Please respond directly to me. I/we will summarize to the list if there is
interest. Thanks in advance for your help.

David Powers
-- powersacm.org http://www.cs.flinders.edu.au/people/DMWPowers.html
Associate Professor David Powers David.Powersflinders.edu.au
 SIGART Editor; SIGNLL Chair Facsimile: +61-8-201-3626
Department of Computer Science UniOffice: +61-8-201-3663
The Flinders University of South Australia Secretary: +61-8-201-2662
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide South Australia 5001 HomePhone: +61-8-357-4220
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 2: Nahuatl/Spanish Lexical Diffusion

Date: Thu, 16 Mar 1995 19:54:21 Nahuatl/Spanish Lexical Diffusion
From: David Ganelin <ganelinnetcom.com>
Subject: Nahuatl/Spanish Lexical Diffusion

Dear fellow Linguist subscribers,

I need any information available on the spread of Nahuatl (an Aztecan
language) vocabulary into Spanish. Data on dates and rapidity of
diffusion, percentage of words in Spanish of Nahuatl origin, or anything
else you might think relevant to this subject would be greatly appreciated.
References in books, articles, works-in-progress, etc., would also be
very helpful.

Please reply directly to me at: ganelinnetcom.com

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
David Ganelin
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 3: Korean corpus

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 11:04:13 Korean corpus
From: <HAKALINcc.Helsinki.FI>
Subject: Korean corpus

Where can one find a Korean Corpus? Is the Corpus translitterated or in Hangul?
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue

Message 4: Italy literacy/bilingualism

Date: Fri, 17 Mar 1995 11:40:11 Italy literacy/bilingualism
From: Ricky Jacobs <rjacobsuhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
Subject: Italy literacy/bilingualism

A doctoral student of mine with strong applied interests and a strong
Italian connection is looking for a university setting in Italy where he could
work and do dissertation research on a literacy/bilingualism or related
project underway there. If anyone has any suggestions/information, I'd be
grateful. Credo che parla italiano bastanza bene--meglio che io!
 Ricky
Roderick A. Jacobs
Professor of Linguistics
Chair, Dept. of ESL
University of Hawai'i at Manoa rjacobsuhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu
1890 East-West Road FAX: 808-956-2802
Honolulu, HI 96822, USA TEL: 808-956-2800
Mail to author|Respond to list|Read more issues|LINGUIST home page|Top of issue