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Title: New linguistic software from CLL
Submitter: Viatcheslav Yatsko
Description: Dear Colleagues,
The Computational Linguistics Laboratory (CLL) at Katanov State University
of Khakasia is pleased to announce the release of new linguistic software:

- Y-Stemmer - a program that allows the user getting stems of words in the
input text;
- Star-Tagger - a program that annotates input text with parts-of-speech tags;
- TF*IDF Ranker - a program that computes weights for terms in the input text;
- UNIS Summarizer - a system recognizes input text genre and uses
summarization algorithms optimized for the given text genre.

Other software developed at the CLL includes:
Linguistic Toolbox - a concordance, with the help of which the user can
create his/her own annotated corpora and perform various types of searches;
TITE and PASS - local network systems for foreign language teaching; TEXOR
– Topic Extractor specially designed to recognize and extract topics of chats;
ETS - event tracking summarizer.

All these programs can process English texts on Windows machines. They are
distributed as free-ware and can be downloaded from CLL's site


or from mirror site

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics

Language Specialty: English

LL Issue: 21.892
Date Posted: 23-Feb-2010

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