LINGUIST List 7.719

Tue May 21 1996

FYI: Release, Resources, Expedition, Grammar, Update

Editor for this issue: T. Daniel Seely <dseelyemunix.emich.edu>


Directory

  1. LDC Office, New Release from the LDC
  2. KENJI KITAO, on-line resources for ELT and linguistics available by e-mail
  3. "Jurij R. Lotoshko", Dialectological expedition in Russia
  4. Gail Stygall, SGML Grammar Grapher
  5. "Roy F. Cochrun", May Language Conference List Update

Message 1: New Release from the LDC

Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 16:39:53 EDT
From: LDC Office <ldcunagi.cis.upenn.edu>
Subject: New Release from the LDC


 Announcing a NEW RELEASE from the
 LINGUISTIC DATA CONSORTIUM

		 Radio Broadcast News
	 Continuous Speech Recognition Corpus (Hub-4)

This set of CD-ROMs contains all of the speech data provided to sites
participating in the DARPA CSR November 1995 Hub-4 (Radio) Broadcast
News tests. The data consists of digitized waveforms of MarketPlace
(tm) business news radio shows provided by KUSC through an agreement
with the Linguistic Data Consortium, and detailed transcriptions of
those broadcasts. The software NIST used to process and score the
output of the test systems is also included.

The data is organized as follows:

CD26-1: Training Data-Ten complete half-hour broadcasts with
minimally-verified transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned with
the waveforms at the story-boundary level.

CD26-2: Development-Test Data-Six complete half-hour broadcasts with
verified transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned with the
waveforms at the story-and turn-boundary level. Index files have been
included which specify how the data may be partitioned into 2 test
sets.

CD26-6 Evaluation-Test Data-Five complete half-hour broadcasts with
verified/adjudicated transcripts. The transcripts are time aligned
with the waveforms at the story-, turn-, and music-boundary level. An
index file has been included which specifies how the data was
partitioned into the test set used in the CSR 1995 Hub-4 tests.

Institutions that have membership in the LDC during the 1996
Membership Year will be able to receive a copy of the Radio Broadcast
News at no additional charge, in the same manner as all other text and
speech corpora published by the LDC.

Nonmembers can receive a copy of this corpus for research purposes
only for a fee of $2500. If you would like to order a copy of this
corpus, please email your request to ldcunagi.cis.upenn.edu. If you
need additional information before placing your order, or would like
to inquire about membership in the LDC, please send email or call
(215) 898-0464.

Further information about the LDC and its available corpora can be
accessed on the Linguistic Data Consortium WWW Home Page at URL
http://www.cis.upenn.edu/~ldc. Information is also available via ftp
at ftp.cis.upenn.edu under pub/ldc; for ftp access, please use
"anonymous" as your login name, and give your email address when asked
for password.
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Message 2: on-line resources for ELT and linguistics available by e-mail

Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 22:21:35 BST
From: KENJI KITAO <kitaounix.lancs.ac.uk>
Subject: on-line resources for ELT and linguistics available by e-mail
On-Line Resources and Journals Related to ELT and Linguistics Available by
 E-mail

On-Line Resources and Journals Related to ELT and Linguistics (3rd
ed.) Available at:

http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/kitao/onlin.htm

We originally compiled the above resource for postgraduate students in
linguistics at Lancaster University. We have distributed the 2nd edition
to more than 160 people on request by e-mail since last January. We
expanded the list of mailing lists and lists of web sites. We also added
four articles the Internet, mailing lists, the world wide web, and
publishing papers using the Internet. Though we did not revise the lists
of useful journals, we have expanded the part 1 (about on-line
resources) to about seven times its previous length.

We found that some people cannot access www. We are offering parts of it by
 e-mail.

R1 On-Line Resources and Journals Related to ELT (2nd edition)
 The list of the journals is the same as in the 3rd edition.

R2 Using TESL-L for ELT Research and Teaching
 This explains how to use TESL-L effectively. You can use information for
 other mailing lists.

R3 Useful Computer Mailing Lists for Language Teaching and Linguistics
 Hundreds of useful lists with annotations are classified.

R4 World Wide Web Resources for Language Teaching and Linguistics
 The lists of many www sites useful for ELT and linguistics. Some of them
 are annotated.

R5 Publishing Your Papers Using the Internet
 This explains where and how you can publish your papers using the Internet
.

If you are interested in any of the above materials, send an e-mail to
 k.kitaolancaster.ac.uk. Write "request on-line resources" in the subject line
.
 In the message, specify which one you want by number (e.g., R1 or R2).

All the above information is available at
http://www.lancs.ac.uk/staff/kitao/onlin.htm


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Message 3: Dialectological expedition in Russia

Date: Thu, 16 May 1996 08:39:15 +0400
From: "Jurij R. Lotoshko" <lotofiltversu.ac.ru>
Subject: Dialectological expedition in Russia
Scientific dialectological expedition
from July 2-3 to July 8-10, 1996

This is a private invitation only for 3-4 persons

If you know the Russian language
if you want to find out about it more
if you want to find new words, about which Russian linguists do not know
if you want to hear live speech village dwellers
if you have strong health and strong nerves

Join in an annual scientific dialectological expedition
in heart of Russia together with TvGU students-philologists

(270 kilometers to the northeast from Moscow
100-120 kilometers from Tver
70-90 kilometers from Seliger lake)

For more information, please, contact by e-mail lotofiltversu.ac.ru
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Message 4: SGML Grammar Grapher

Date: Fri, 17 May 1996 23:01:49 PDT
From: Gail Stygall <stygallu.washington.edu>
Subject: SGML Grammar Grapher
I am posting for a colleague who is not a member of the LINGUIST list.
All responses and questions should be directed to his address below.
Thanks!
Gail Stygall


SYNTEXT is an SGML DTD providing elements and attributes to mark up text in
English for
- syntactic structure, including
 o X-bar based parsing, with Government and Binding-style PRO and "t"
 o grammatical relations a la Quirk et al. marked as attributes
- cohesion
- coreference
- conjunctive relations as attributes of sentence specifiers
- lexical cohesion as attributes of lexical items
- rhetorical figures

Any text marked up for these features and identifying itself as DOCTYPE SYNTEXT
is an SGML document and can be browsed in a SGML browser or viewer such as
SoftQuad's free Windows browser Panorama or the costwish viewer for X
Window being developed by Peter Murray-Rust.

SYNTEXT is an SGML application. It provides markup for the analysis of
syntactic and textual structure; a marked up text can be viewed in tree and
other modes and can be searched with context sensitive and contingent scans,
making it very powerful for stylistic analysis (once a passage is marked
up!) The DTD is easily modifiable and can be very useful as a test bed for
rule writing in syntax courses. The X Window version can use Nick Ing-Simmons'
Text To Speech synthesizer rsynth to speak any word, phrase, or sentence
displayed by clicking on it. The X/costwish version can display nodes by
catgory name, content, or grammatical relations.

The SYNTEXT Home Page is at
	http://weber.u.washington.edu/~syntext
Documentation and packages including sample marked up texts can be found there.
This is a new program, very alpha.

I would be delighted to get more samples, or critique/improvements of the
rules.

George L. Dillon (dillonu.washington.edu)
16 May 1996

______________________________________________________________________________
Gail Stygall <stygallu.washington.edu> (206) 685-2384
Editor, _CCCC Bibliography of Composition and Rhetoric_
English, Box 354330, University of Washington, Seattle WA 98195-4330
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Message 5: May Language Conference List Update

Date: Sun, 19 May 1996 19:35:52 EDT
From: "Roy F. Cochrun" <royfcochclark.net>
Subject: May Language Conference List Update
The language conference list located on the WWW at URL
http://www.clark.net/pub/royfc/confer.html has been updated
with over 100 changes since the mid-April edition. Half of
the changes are new listings. The other half primarily consist
of changes to the information source or URL link. I also tried
to make the list more readable for those whose browsers do
not include graphics for one reason or another. Feedback on
this feature would be appreciated, as I have not yet obtained
a non-graphical browser with which to test it.

The list includes conferences for anyone interested in any
aspect of natural language: linguists, translators, interpreters,
teachers of languages (even one's own native language to native
speakers, such as English in American high schools), those who
are involved in natural language processing, et al.

As usual, changes, updates, corrections or comments via e-mail to
royfcochclark.net, please.

			--Roy Cochrun
Roy's Russian Resource: http://www.clark.net/pub/royfc/roy1page.html
Language Conferences: http://www.clark.net/pub/royfc/confer.html
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