LINGUIST List 11.856

Wed Apr 12 2000

Qs: NLP parser for English,"na na na na na na"

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  1. Maite Taboada, Natural language parser for English
  2. John Campbell, The children's phrase "na na na na na na"

Message 1: Natural language parser for English

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 08:44:20 -0600 (MDT)
From: Maite Taboada <mtaboadagpu.srv.ualberta.ca>
Subject: Natural language parser for English

I'm looking for a natural language parser plus grammar for 
English written text. Ideally, it will have wide coverage and 
include source code, or at least it should allow for extensions 
and modifications. I'd like to use my own lexicon, and be able 
to modify grammar rules. If you know of any such tool, 
commercially or otherwise available, please e-mail me to the 
address below. 

Thanks in advance, 

- Maite

Maite Taboada 
MindfulEye.com Systems Inc. 
http://MindfulEye.com 

maitemindfuleye.com 
 
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Message 2: The children's phrase "na na na na na na"

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2000 09:34:03 -0800 (PST)
From: John Campbell <johnmemory-lane.com>
Subject: The children's phrase "na na na na na na"

Hello,

I am looking for any and all information regarding the children's phrase, 
"na na na na na na" a.k.a "na na na na boo boo" a.k.a. "nya nya nya nya nya nya".

This taunting phrase, properly pronounced sounds like, "ring around the rosy".

What's the origin? How wide spread is it? Does it exist only in the English 
speaking world?

Thank you.
John Campbell
johnmemory-lane.com
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