7.0280 Corpus-related resources (1/27)

Tue, 2 Nov 1993 15:40:58 EST

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 7, No. 0280. Tuesday, 2 Nov 1993.

Date: Wed, 27 Oct 93 20:12:57 -0700
From: edwards@cogsci.Berkeley.EDU (Jane A. Edwards)
Subject: list of corpus-related resources

I have prepared a compilation of corpus-related resources which may be of
interest to the readers of this list, and wanted to mention it explicitly as
it is too recent to be widely-known.
Edwards (1993) Survey of Electronic corpora and related resources for
language researchers (pp. 263-310).
In Edwards & Lampert (eds) Talking data: transcription and coding in
discourse research. Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.
My goal was to bridge some gaps between corpus-using researchers in
linguistics, lexicography, computational linguistics and the humanities
(though with a particular emphasis on linguistics). In service of this
goal, the survey describes the most frequently used corpora in corpus
linguistics (since these are often referred to only by name or acronym)
with access information and contact addresses; describes and gives
access information for the corpus surveys by Lancaster, Georgetown,
Oxford, Rutgers which include these corpora plus several hundreds of
other corpora including literary sources and non-English; and gives
information on organizations and institutes involved in distributing
corpora and disseminating corpus-related research results; describes
electronic discussion groups pertinent to corpus linguistics (e.g., ln,
prosody, corpora, humanist, etc.); and lists a couple bibliographies of
corpus research from humanities, lexicographic and linguistics

I'd be interested in comments and reactions.

-Jane Edwards (edwards@cogsci.berkeley.edu)