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Summary Details


Query:   French tagging software
Author:  Alan Smith
Submitter Email:  click here to access email
Linguistic LingField(s):   Computational Linguistics

Summary:   On 20 April I submitted a posting asking for details of where I could
obtain part-of-speech tagging software for French. My thanks go to
the following for their kind replies:

Piet Mertens
Shane O'Driscoll
Richard Waltereit
Steven Bird

I haven't checked any of these web sites thoroughly yet, so I will
merely list the ones I was given without any recommendation.

Software for French and German tagging is available from the
following site:
http://www.ims.uni-stuttgart.de/Tools/DecisionTreeTagger.html
There are also a lot of links from the following site:
http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~barlow/corpus.html

A French part-of-speech tagger is available at:
http://www.xrce.xerox.com/research/mltt/Tools/pos.html
where you can submit text in several languages, including French,
and have it tagged free. Apparently you can also purchase it from
Xerox company.

A list of phonology tools is available at:
http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/sigphon

Finally, there is:
http://bach.arts.kuleuven.ac.be/~piet



Alan Smith,
School of Modern Languages, Dept of French,
University of Newcastle upon Tyne
NE1 7RU
U.K.
E-mail: alan.smith@ncl.ac.uk
Tel: (0191) 222 7441
Fax: (0191) 222 5442

LL Issue: 10.725
Date Posted: 12-May-1999
Original Query: Read original query


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