LINGUIST List 2.453

Mon 02 Sep 1991

Disc: Linguistic Software

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  1. Hartmut Haberland, Re: Linguistic Software
  2. Chris Culy, RE: Linguistic Software
  3. joel walters, Re: Linguistic Software
  4. , Re: Linguistic Software
  5. Greg Lee, print formatting of interlinear text
  6. Jason Johnston, Re: Software

Message 1: Re: Linguistic Software

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 91 13:43:19 MET DST
From: Hartmut Haberland <hartmutruc.dk>
Subject: Re: Linguistic Software
I've heard about the German Partitur system as well. It's a Macintosh
implementation of a transcription system called HIAT. Probably you can
get information about this system from Prof. Jochen Rehbein, Dept. of
German as a Second Language, University of Hamburg, Van-Melle-Park,
D-W 2000 Hamburg 13, Germany. A colleague of mine here in Denmark
(Johs Wagner, jamdou.dk) mentioned the program to me a while ago, he
may be able to supply the vendor's address.
I've done some of what Shoebox is supposed to do for non-proportional
fonts for proportional ones in Wordperfect 5.1. It's the hard way, but it
works. What you do is to use the 'move to position' function, aligning
lines pair-wise. It takes you some time, but it's pretty fail-proof and it
looks decent. I've done the same thing ONCE with Nota Bene SLS and it made
me give up NotaBene for ever!
Hartmut Haberland
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Message 2: RE: Linguistic Software

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 1991 08:17:23 CST
From: Chris Culy <cculyvaxa.weeg.uiowa.edu>
Subject: RE: Linguistic Software
John E. Koontz says:
>Doing the same task as these TeX macros in most word processors is virtually
>impossible. It involves setting up customized sets of tab stops for each
>bundle of lines, or reverting to nonproportional fonts. Please lobby your
>word processing vendors for this feature! Surely linguists aren't the only
>ones who can make good use of it!
Just thought I'd point out that in Microsoft Word for the Mac (but *not* for
the IBM) there is a very easy way to align glosses without using tab stops
and using any kind of font (proportional or not). You just use the math
formatting commands to make an array with as many columns as you have items
you want to gloss. You put the original on the first line, and the glosses
on the second. You could also have several different lines of glosses, for
the same original. To make the glossing almost automatic, you can use the
macro package included with Word to prompt you for the number of items. This
is how I do all my glossing.
As a further note, if you add brackets to an array (also using the math
formatting) you can get a feature matrix or and attribute value matrix,
depending on your point of view. Again, this how I do things.
As long as I'm at it, there is are commercial math formatting packages
(e.g. Expressionist for the Mac) that draw trees. WHile they are not as
pretty as linguists' trees, they are adequate.
If people want the exact details of how to do the things in Word, I would be
willing to put them on the server.
Chris
cculyvaxa.weeg.uiowa.edu
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Message 3: Re: Linguistic Software

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 91 16:17:26 IST
From: joel walters <F24029%BARILVMTAUNIVM.TAU.AC.IL>
Subject: Re: Linguistic Software
For psycholinguistic work, e.g. semantic priming, stroop test,
try Explorations in Cognitive Psychology. It works on IBM with
windows and is available from WISC-Ware out of Madison, WI.
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Message 4: Re: Linguistic Software

Date: Wed, 28 Aug 91 14:54:05 EDT
From: <sed91lnBUACCA.BU.EDU>
Subject: Re: Linguistic Software
There is abook by Renata Tesch, "Qualitative Research: Analysis Types
and Software Tools, The Falmer Press, 1990, that describes several
software programs for handling large amounts of data such as a corpus.
I found it worth reading. Bruce Fraser
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Message 5: print formatting of interlinear text

Date: Thu, 29 Aug 1991 10:14:58 HST
From: Greg Lee <leeuhunix.uhcc.Hawaii.Edu>
Subject: print formatting of interlinear text
>From: koontzalpha.bldr.nist.gov (John E. Koontz)
>Subject: Re: Software
>
>Susan Fisher asks:
>
>> Someone from Australia told me that there is software "out there" that
>> lets you keep 2 lines together, as in word-for-word glosses. Does anyone
>> know more about these programs, and could they be submitted to the
>> software exhibit?
>
>...
>Doing the same task as these TeX macros in most word processors is virtually
>impossible. It involves setting up customized sets of tab stops for each
>bundle of lines, or reverting to nonproportional fonts.
>...
If you don't insist on WYSIWYG, the TeX formatting is not that hard.
The TeX macros should put words and corresponding glosses into vertical
boxes, then TeX will format those into lines and paragraphs just as
though they were simple words. I have a set of macros and a little
batch program to add appropriate calls to them into an ordinary text file
which has glosses already vertically aligned. The stuff is available
by ftp from uhccux.uhcc.hawaii.edu in file linguist/ilshar.01. It
is free and in the public domain.
I don't subscribe to this list, but you can email to
leeuhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu or, for a general discussion, post to
Usenet sci.lang.
 -- Greg, leeuhunix.uhcc.hawaii.edu (leeuhunix on Bitnet)
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Message 6: Re: Software

Date: Fri, 30 Aug 1991 06:21:57 GMT
From: Jason Johnston <jcjextro.ucc.su.OZ.AU>
Subject: Re: Software
Susan Fischer asks about software 'out there' that lets you keep two lines
together for the purposes of word-by-word glosses. I imagine her informant
was thinking of IT, the Interlinear Text Processor put out by the Summer
Institute of Linguistics, Dallas TX. IT will in fact allow you to keep
*any* number of lines together (up to some limit, I suppose), so that you
can simultaneously have lexical glosses, category glosses, functional
information, etc. I have used it on a Macintosh but I'm not sure if there's
an MS-DOS version or others. As I recall, SIL distribute it quite cheaply,
with no licensing restrictions and with a liberal attitude to copying. They
have other good software for linguists too.
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