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Title: Call for reviewers for BNCweb
Submitter: Terry Langendoen
Description: This is a call for reviewers for BNCweb, a web-based interface to the 100-million word British National Corpus, that was announced on LINGUIST at http://linguistlist.org/issues/13/13-1709.html/.

Prospective reviewers are advised that running this software requires:
a UNIX operating system,
a full (local) installation of the BNC World Edition
(see http://info.ox.ac.uk/bnc/), and
some additional UNIX tools, including MySQL and Perl.

Also, even though a detailed installation manual is provided with the software, some basic system administration skills are necessary. If you are interested in reviewing this software, please contac Terry Langendoen at terry@linguistlist.org. Please include in your
message:
an affirmation that you have the required computing environment,
a description of your qualifications,
your reason(s) for wanting to review this software, and
a mailing address for sending you the installation CD-ROM.

Linguist List reviews
Simin Karimi (simin@linguistlist.org)
Terry Langendoen (terry@linguistlist.org)
Editors
Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

Language Specialty: English

LL Issue: 13.1822
Date Posted: 30-Jun-2002

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