LINGUIST List 9.254

Fri Feb 20 1998

Qs: False friends, Cookies, Journal, IR

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  1. Catarina Forslund FRA, Componential analysis/"faux amis"(false friends)
  2. monika.bruendl, Computer terms: "cookies"
  3. Takame Ueki Sabine, Eng. journal specializing in Japanese linguistics
  4. Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D., Comparisons of IR Results

Message 1: Componential analysis/"faux amis"(false friends)

Date: Mon, 16 Feb 1998 10:52:21 +0200 (EET)
From: Catarina Forslund FRA <cforslunra.abo.fi>
Subject: Componential analysis/"faux amis"(false friends)


 Dear Linguists,
		I would be very interested in knowing if anyone has any 
 references on how to do a componential analysis of the meanings of two
 words belonging to two different languages. I am considering to do a 
 componential analysis of a small number of French-Swedish false friends,
 for exemple "semestre" in French and "semester" (holiday) in Swedish.

 I would also be interested in getting more information and references on the
 reason for the creation of false friends. I have already received some 
 references through the query which I made before Christmas, but all new 
 information on false friends and/or their creation is welcome. I am also still
 looking for possible references on French-Swedish false friends.

 If anyone has any references or comments on these requests, please do contact
 me! All help is appreciated!

 Thank you in advance!

 Catarina Forslund
 Student of French
 University of \197bo Akademi, Finland
 e-mail: Catarina.Forslundabo.fi
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Message 2: Computer terms: "cookies"

Date: Wed, 18 Feb 1998 13:45:49 +0000
From: monika.bruendl <monika.bruendlstud.uni-muenchen.de>
Subject: Computer terms: "cookies"

Dear fellow-linguists,
can anyone tell me anything about the etymology resp. the sense 
development of the computer term "cookie"? One definition I found in 
"Among The New Words" in American Speech says: 
"Cookies are bits of computer code that allow a Web page's operators 
to collect information about each user for later reference." , 
but I still can't understand the motivation for calling this a 
cookie. It must be a metaphorical meaning, but what kind of meaning 
elements are being transferred here?
Thank you for your help! 
Monika Bruendl.
Monika Bruendl, M.A.
monika.bruendlstud.uni-muenchen.de
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Message 3: Eng. journal specializing in Japanese linguistics

Date: Thu, 19 Feb 1998 14:32:44 +1100
From: Takame Ueki Sabine <T.U.Sabineutas.edu.au>
Subject: Eng. journal specializing in Japanese linguistics

Is there a journal in ENGLISH which specialises in Japanese linguistics? 
If so, we would be grateful for information regarding name, publisher and cost.
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Takame Ueki-Sabine
T.U.Sabineutas.edu.au

School of Asian Languages and Studies
University of Tasmania
GPO Box 252-91, Hobart, Tasmania 
Australia 7001
<Ph> 61-3-6226-2360
<Fax> 61-3-6226-7813
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Message 4: Comparisons of IR Results

Date: Tue, 17 Feb 1998 15:10:13 -1000
From: Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D. <bralichhawaii.edu>
Subject: Comparisons of IR Results

I am a little new to the area of information retrieval (IR) coming
from a background in theoretical syntax, but I would like to find a
list of references concerning comparative results in IR. That is
I am looking for papers, chapters in books, web pages, and so on
that give a good critical review of the sorts of results that are
being obtained in IR these days and the relative merits of the
systems which are used to achieve these results. I have of course
seen the SIGIR site and other sites like it, but I am especially
interested in comparative discussions of results from different
systems on the same data. This sort of material seems a little more
difficult to find. I realize that most IR does not use very much NLP,
but I am especially interested in discussions of the use of NLP with
IR. Please respond to me privately and I will post a summary to the
list, please mention if you do not want your name mentioned in the
summary. 

Phil Bralich



Philip A. Bralich, Ph.D.
President and CEO
Ergo Linguistic Technologies
2800 Woodlawn Drive, Suite 175
Honolulu, HI 96822

Tel: (808)539-3920
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