ISAAC? China? Latin elegy? (94)

Thu, 2 Feb 89 20:06:45 EST

Humanist Mailing List, Vol. 2, No. 555. Thursday, 2 Feb 1989.

(1) Date: Wed, 1 Feb 89 20:41:56 PST (12 lines)
Subject: ISAAC

(2) Date: Thu, 02 Feb 89 15:02:30 EST (18 lines)
From: "Charles W. Tucker" <N050024@UNIVSCVM>
Subject: contacting china

(3) Date: 2 February 1989 (40 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <>
Subject: help with Latin elegy

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Date: Wed, 1 Feb 89 20:41:56 PST
Subject: ISAAC

The description of ISAAC from LISTSERV sounds interesting, but
I don't think it gives an e-mail address or any other address
to enable prospective clients to make contact. And I couldn't
find the name of the description's author on the list of
HUMANIST members. Could anybody help? Alan Rudrum, English
Department, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, B.C.,Canada
V5A 1S6.
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Date: Thu, 02 Feb 89 15:02:30 EST
From: "Charles W. Tucker" <N050024@UNIVSCVM>
Subject: contacting china

Dear Colleagues,

I have a colleague who teaches chinese in the Department of Foreign
Languages who would like to find some way/someone that he could
contact in China by E-mail. I have not seen such an address but my
exploration has been shallow. If you can help him please contact at:

n280014 at univscvm

His name is Chuck Alber.


Chuck Tucker
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Date: 2 February 1989
From: Willard McCarty <>
Subject: help with Latin elegy

[The following request for help comes from a graduate student here in
the Department of Classics. Please direct your suggestions to me, since
he does not yet have access to electronic mail. --W.M.]

Gustaf Charles Hansen
Department of Classics
University of Toronto.

The purpose of this communication is to collect information
regarding the existence and availability of computer programs for
stylistic analysis of Latin generally, Latin elegy specifically.
The project being undertaken is an exhaustive analysis of the
style of Ovid's elegy. As this study will endeavor to be as
complete as possible, a final list of features to be examined
will be in part determined by the range of computer programs
available. At this point I can only provide a wish-list
of the type of software that would be particularly useful:

1) A morphological analyzer for the purpose of studying
word order and sentence structure.

2) A text of Ovid's elegiac poetry that has been metrically

3) Progams for analyzing meter. The following features will
be examined as to their frequency, position within the line and
distribution throughout the work: line types, word types, ictus
and accent, elision, caesura and diaeresis, etc.

Any assistance that can be provided on this matter will be
most welcome. Thank you.

Gustaf C. Hansen