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Title: Linguistic Databases
Written By: John Nerbonne
Description:

Linguistic Databases explains the whys and hows of the increasing use of databases in linguistics. The enormous potential in linguistic data--billions of utterances and messages daily--has been difficult to exploit. Data must be archived and organized. Many linguists have had to concentrate on introspective data with its inevitable blinders toward frequency, variation, and naturalness. Applications of linguistics have been handicapped. Databases not only store large amounts of data, but also impose an organization in data, which facilitates access for researchers and applications developers. Linguistic Databases reports on database activities in phonetics, phonology, lexicography and syntax, comparative grammar, second-language acquisition, linguistic fieldwork and language pathology. this volume presents the specialized problems of multimedia (especially audio) and multilingual texts, including those in exotic writing systems. Implemented solutions are discussed. The opportunities to use existing, minimally structured text repositories are presented.

Publication Year: 1998
Publisher: CSLI Publications
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Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
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Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1575860929
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 244 p

 
 
Format: Hardback
ISBN: 1575860937
ISBN-13: N/A
Pages: 244 p