3.810 SPAD, Paradigma, Australian e-mail (126)

Willard McCarty (MCCARTY@vm.epas.utoronto.ca)
Fri, 1 Dec 89 23:00:35 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 3, No. 810. Friday, 1 Dec 1989.

(1) Date: Fri, 1 Dec 89 17:06:00 PST (19 lines)
From: cbf%faulhaber.Berkeley.EDU@jade.berkeley.edu (Charles Faulhaber)
Subject: Re: SPAD

(2) Date: Thu, 30 Nov 89 12:47:13 EST (16 lines)
From: David.A.Bantz@mac.dartmouth.edu
Subject: Re: 3.788 Paradigma, recursively viewed (108)

(3) Date: Thu, 30 Nov 89 12:20:47 EST (67 lines)
From: David.A.Bantz@mac.dartmouth.edu
Subject: Re:Austrian e-mail(71)

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Date: Fri, 1 Dec 89 17:06:00 PST
From: cbf%faulhaber.Berkeley.EDU@jade.berkeley.edu (Charles Faulhaber)
Subject: Re: SPAD

My only information about SPAD, the UNIX-based text analysis program, is
2d-hand. It comes from a group of people working in Barcelona. In the
paper I have, a lexicometric study of Gaucelm Faidit, Spad is stated "to
recognize, count, organize, and classify lexical forms, calculate the
contingency table of the lexicon (lexical forms x texts), and proceed to
the analysis of the correspondences of this table without any manual
manipulation of the data. ... SPAD has about 50 separate stages ...."
Unfortunately, the paper doesn't give concrete information about how to
get hold of the program. In the bibliography reference is given to a
number of articles which appeared in <emp>Les Cahiers d'analyse des
Donne'es</emp> from 1981 to 1984 by Salem and Lebart. I don't know
where they are working, except that it's in France. In addition to
SPAD, the author of the paper states that the Barcelona group is also
using the Saint-Cloud programs.
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Date: Thu, 30 Nov 89 12:47:13 EST
From: David.A.Bantz@mac.dartmouth.edu
Subject: Re: 3.788 Paradigma, recursively viewed (108)

As of at least Thursday 30 November, Paradigma is NOT in the info-mac
archives - at least not in the path name given. However, another
conversion program, Converter, written by Alexander Falk of Austria is
there: /info-mac/ascii-converter-11.hqx (I am connected to
sumex-aim.stanford with the /info-mac directory in another window on my
screen as I write this.)

--- Richard Pierce <pierce@rose.uib.uninett> (or was it Terry Harpold?)
wrote: Paradigma text file manipulator program announced on HUMANIST
last week ...can now be obtained from the Info-Mac archives at Stanford,
under the filename /info-mac/util/paradigma.hqx
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Date: Thu, 30 Nov 89 12:20:47 EST
From: David.A.Bantz@mac.dartmouth.edu
Subject: Re:Austrian e-mail(71)

There are a number of Australian networks most of which have
interconnects to North America. Without any information about the site,
it's hard to know how to send mail. According to John Quarterman in
_The Matrix_, pp.520-524, most hosts can be reached with a domain-style
address with au as the top level domain as in user@domain.oz.au However,
some sites use CSIRONET for example, which has no gateway to any other
mail system.

Note the following previous contribution to Humanist from the main
gateway site in Australia:

Date: Mon, 23 Oct 89 19:34:19 EST
From: David Nash <munnari!cscunix.anu.OZ.AU!dgn612@uunet.UU.NET>
Subject: Australia e-closer

Our editor has encouraged me to let HUMANISTs know that (part of)
Australia is a bit closer to the rest of you, in that the bandwith on
our links to you has noticeably increased, and that some institutions
here, at least, no longer pass on charges for international e-mail.

From: bgo900@csc.anu.oz (Brian O'Rourke)
Date: 29 Sep 89 16:06:31 GMT
Organization: Computer Services, Australian National University

Weekly Bulletin Number 848 - 29 September 1989
1. New Charging Arrangements for Overseas E-mail

As of 1st October all ACSnet traffic leaving and arriving
at ANU will be carried by the newly implemented Australian
Academic and Research Network (AARNet). Because AARNet
utilizes dedicated lines for all of the network links,
including a link to the USA, there are no charges calculated
for network traffic. Consequently, there will be no usage
charges levied back to individual users or Departments for
e-mail traffic via AARNet. This applies to both outgoing and
incoming mail.

Motivated partly by an interest in the potential extent of HUMANIST
participation here, if any HUMANIST knows someone in Australia who may
wish to join HUMANIST but doesn't know of it or of its improved
availability, I'd be happy to try helping them make e-contact with
someone at an Australian site. Note that sites other than ANU may
have different charging policies--I suppose we'll have to find this
out piecemeal.

I look forward to participating again after 19 months of abstinence.

David Nash
Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS) | Dept Linguistics, Arts
GPO Box 553 Fax: (062)497310 | ANU, GPO Box 4
Canberra ACT 2601 Telegraphic: ABINST | Canberra ACT 2601
UUCP = {uunet,hplabs,ubc-vision,ukc,mcvax,prlb2}!munnari!cscunix.anu.oz!dgn612

--- Stephen Clausing <SCLAUS@YALEVM> wrote:

I would like to send e-mail to a relative in Austria who is also a
student at the Technische Hochschule, but he claims his university does
not have Bitnet. Does anyone know anything about Bitnet to Austria, or

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