LINGUIST List 32.2696

Thu Aug 19 2021

FYI: Free Webinar: The Oxford English Dictionary Text Annotator Prototype Tool

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 16-Aug-2021
From: OED Team <>
Subject: Free Webinar: The Oxford English Dictionary Text Annotator Prototype Tool
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26th August, 16:00 BST (UTC +1)
Book your place:

The OED Text Annotator, an OED experimental research tool, will allow users to input a digital version of a chosen text for analysis. The user will receive back a version in which each lexical token has been annotated with OED information, including etymology and date range. The version which is being developed now is optimized for post-1750 text, but if our users are excited by the tool, we plan to develop the product to be functional across all time periods of the English language.

Emily Hoyland, Product Manager, Tania Styles, Revision Editor, and James McCracken, Language Engineering Manager, will demonstrate the tool and its capabilities in this short online talk, and explain how you can test it yourself.

Our guest speaker, Dr Claudia Roberta Combei, NLP Manager at the Università di Bologna, Italy, will detail how she has been using the Text Annotator in her research mapping language variation and change in political discourse, focusing on inaugural addresses by US Presidents from 1789 to 2009.

If you would like to request access to test the tool before the presentation, please express your interest here:

Book your place at the free Text Annotator online talk on 26th August, 16:00 BST (UTC +1):

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Documentation; Lexicography; Ling & Literature; Morphology; Syntax; Text/Corpus Linguistics

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