8.0136 Russian E-Texts Available (1/66)

Thu, 11 Aug 1994 21:26:49 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 8, No. 0136. Thursday, 11 Aug 1994.

Date: Thu, 11 Aug 94 18:46:32 EST
From: "George Fowler h(317)726-1482 o(812)855-2829" <GFOWLER@ucs.indiana.edu>
Subject: Russian corpora available by ftp/gopher/www

Recently I have been spending a lot of time distributing Russian text
corpora that I have collected; I have about 14 MB of various literary and
non-literary texts, and word has gotten out. I'm happy to do this, but
one-by-one distribution is not very efficient! I have now found a home for them
on the ftp/gopher/www server at infomeister.osc.edu. Via ftp, they are in the
directory pub/central_eastern_europe/russian/corpora; explicit directions for
retrieval by all three methods are given below. Along with the texts I have
posted an inventory of files (which will be updated periodically as I acquire
and post more texts), an ascii character map of the Cyrillic coding used, and a
set of bitmapped Mac fonts that I use to display these files. Questions about
the texts and their preparation should be addressed to me; technical questions
about the server and file retrieval can be addressed to the person handling the
/russian directory, Dr. Jan Labanowski, at jkl@osc.edu.

I would be delighted to receive any and all additional Russian corpora, or news
of where more can be found.

Explicit directions for retrieval:

1. ftp
ftp infomeister.osc.edu
Name: anonymous
Password: Your_e-mail-address
ftp> cd /pub/central_eastern_europe/russian/corpora
ftp> get asja.txt [for example]
ftp> quit

2. gopher
gopher infomeister.osc.edu 73

3> e-mail. Send a message:
select russian
size 1MB
limit 60KB
cd corpora
get asja.txt
to MAILSERV@osc.edu. The files may arrive in several parts (you need
to splice the parts in order and delete mail headers with editor) and
may be uuencoded (you need to use uudecode program before restoring
original files). If you need more information on how the e-mail retrieval
works, send the following message:
help get
help encoders
help filters
help size
help limit
to MAILSERV@osc.edu and instructions will be sent back to you automatically
after a few hours.

4. World Wide Web:
then choose Other OSC Gophers, then Central & East European Gopher, and
then follow gopher instructions.

George Fowler GFowler@Indiana.Edu [Email]
Dept. of Slavic Languages (812) 855-2829 [office]
Ballantine 502 (317) 726-1482 [home]
Indiana University (812) 855-2624/-2608/-9906 [dept.]
Bloomington, IN 47405 USA (812) 855-2107 [dept. fax]