4.1194 Queries: Text Preprocessing; Humor Studies (2/72)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Fri, 29 Mar 91 17:14:11 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 4, No. 1194. Friday, 29 Mar 1991.

(1) Date: Fri, 29 Mar 91 06:55 EST (53 lines)
From: Jean Veronis <VERONIS@VASSAR>
Subject: text preprocessing

(2) Date: Thu, 28 Mar 91 15:53:36 MST (19 lines)
From: "don l. f. nilsen" <ATDFN@ASUACAD>

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Date: Fri, 29 Mar 91 06:55 EST
From: Jean Veronis <VERONIS@VASSAR>
Subject: text preprocessing

This question has been asked on the LN list, but I think it belongs on

Jean Veronis

Hello everyone!

My name is Alain Matthey and I am a computer scientist. I am
working as a research assistant in the Laboratory of Speech and
Language Processing of the University of Neuchatel (Switzerland).

The members of this laboratory are working now on a research
project which consists to develop a kind of spell and grammar
checker like Grammatik, IBM's Critique, Mac Proof, Hugo or Sans
fautes but for French native speakers who write in English.

In this project, I will have to implemant the "preprocessing step" which
consists to recognise and delimit the sentences and the words of a text.

How to find and delimit automatically sentences and words in any kind of
ASCII texts? That's the problem!!!

So I am looking for some informations (bibliography,
papers, etc.) about "preprocessing of ASCII texts".

For any more informations or for an answer, please contact me at
the address above:

Alain Matthey
Laboratoire de traitement du langage et de la parole
Avenue du Premier-Mars 26

Phone: 038 25 38 51 (int. 27)
Fax: 038 25 18 32

Thank you very much for your help!

Best regards.

Alain Matthey

P.S. It is not forbidden to write in French!!!
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Date: Thu, 28 Mar 91 15:53:36 MST
From: "don l. f. nilsen" <ATDFN@ASUACAD>

I'm interested in networking with anyone who is interested in humor
studies. We have an organization, the "International Society for Humor
Studies," and a quarterly journal, HUMOR: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF
HUMOR STUDIES, and we hold annual international conferences. The Ninth
International Humor Conference will be held at Brock University in
Canada, only a few miles from Niagara Falls.

If you're interested in receiving more information, please send me your
snail-mail address. I'm in The English Department of Arizona State
University (Tempe, AZ 85287-0302). My e-mail address is ATDFN @ ASUACAD.

I would be very interested in knowing what you are doing in any aspect
of humor scholarship.

Don Nilsen, Executive Secretary, International Society for Humor Studies.