3.625 LANs? plagarism? e-Scots? (105)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Mon, 23 Oct 89 21:03:08 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 625. Monday, 23 Oct 1989.

(1) Date: Mon, 23 Oct 89 19:02:26 CET (17 lines)
From: Thomas Zielke <113355@DOLUNI1>
Subject: local area network

(2) Date: Mon, 23 Oct 89 16:19 EDT (33 lines)
Subject: Plagiarism

(3) Date: 23 October 1989 (31 lines)
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: corpus of Scottish texts?

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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 89 19:02:26 CET
From: Thomas Zielke <113355@DOLUNI1>
Subject: local area network


We here at the history department are thinking of having a LAN
installed. This is the reason why I'm now asking you to tell me about
your experiences with local networks. I'm especially interested in your
configurations, i.e. software, hardware, fileservers, printservers,
number of workstations, connections to other LANs etc...

Thanks in advance,

Thomas Zielke

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Date: Mon, 23 Oct 89 16:19 EDT
Subject: Plagiarism

There has always been a tendency in the literary world to re-utilize
literay material published before. It took the form of literary
imitation, parody, irony, intertextuality, literary forgeries, etc.
in the course of history. Plagiarism was and still is one way to
re-use others' work for one's own profit. Since money money leads
much of what is going on in this small world, one should
not be surprised at all to hear every now and then about cases of

Have you heard of any studies on the subject recently? Do you know of
any attempt in that direction? Are you aware of any plagiarism checkers package?
Software developpers might have interesting comments on the question too, since
they seem to have the same problem within their own field.
Plagiarism detection is not very far from author identification. Could
the same methologies be applied here with the same success?

Any resemblance with previous messages is purely accidental.

If you want to name names of suspected authors or works you may do so
by writing to me directly.

Michel Lenoble

E-Mail lenoblem@cc.umontreal.ca

P.S. Does any one of you know the address of the writer of a very interesting
article published in Poetics. His name is R.A. Zwaan. I am aware of the address
mentioned at the end of his paper in Poetics, but I got no answer.
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Date: 23 October 1989
From: Willard McCarty <MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: corpus of Scottish texts?

A German scholar, apparently without e-mail, has written to me
requesting that I post his query. It is as follows:

"I am currently preparing a study on Scottish English which, ideally,
would be corpus-based. Therefore, I would be much obliged if you could
let me know whether you have knowledge of the existence of any corpus or
part of a corpus comprising texts in Scottish English, and, if possible,
how such material can be obtained."

He goes on to say that according to his sources no such corpus seems to
be available in Europe.

I would in turn be much obliged if anyone with such knowledge would
write to this scholar at the following address:

Holger Boerngen (read o-umlaut)
Agnes-Wolffson-Strasse 6
2050 Hamburg 80
Federal Republic of Germany
voice: 040-735 19 58


Willard McCarty