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English for the Computer

The SUSANNE Corpus and Analytic Scheme

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English for the Computer by Geoffrey Sampson
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Computer processing of natural language is a burgeoning field, but until now there has been no agreement on a standardized classification of the diverse structural elements that occur in real-life language material. This book attempts to define a "Linnaean taxonomy" for the English language: an annotation scheme, the SUSANNE scheme, which yields a labelled constituency structure for any string of English, comprehensively identifying all of its surface and logical structural properties. The structure is specified with sufficient rigour that analysts working independently must produce identical annotations for a given example. The scheme is based on large sample of real-life use of British and American written and spoken English. The book also describes the SUSANNE electronic corpus of English which is annotated in accordance with the scheme. It is freely available as a research resource to anyone working at a computer conected to Internet, and since 1992 has come into widespread use in academic and commerical research environments on four continents.
Release date NZ
February 23rd, 1995
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
line figures
Imprint
Clarendon Press
Pages
508
Dimensions
164x243x34
ISBN-13
9780198240235
Product ID
2245751

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