9.109 queries

Willard McCarty (mccarty@phoenix.Princeton.EDU)
Tue, 22 Aug 1995 09:20:45 -0400 (EDT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 9, No. 109.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities
Princeton and Rutgers

[1] Subject: Humanist query: concordancers
From: Sasha Nakhimovsky <sasha@CS.COLGATE.EDU>
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[2] Subject: Query: Letter frequencies for text identification
From: gfowler@indiana.edu (George Fowler)
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From: Sasha Nakhimovsky <sasha@CS.COLGATE.EDU>
Date: Mon, 21 Aug 1995 12:55:05 -0400
Subject: Humanist query: concordancers

Does anyone know where I can find a public-domain or shareware
morphological anaylyzer for English to use in a concordancer?


Alexander Nakhimovsky       	Internet: sasha@cs.colgate.edu
Computer Science Department 	tel. 315-824-7586 (office)
Colgate University          	tel. 315-824-7719 (dpt)
Hamilton NY 13346 USA       	fax  315-824-7831

-[2]------------------------------------------------------------------- From: gfowler@indiana.edu (George Fowler) To: humanist@lists.princeton.edu Date: Fri, 18 Aug 1995 16:24:09 -0500 Subject: Query: Letter frequencies for text identification

Greetings! I am posting this inquiry for Sergei Atamas (satamas@umabnet.ab.umd.edu), a research associate at the University of Maryland at Baltimore. His field is molecular biology, and his work involves comparing DNA strings using various algorithms. I don't understand the details well enough to pass them along. At any rate, one such algorithm relies upon frequencies with which the letters G, A, T, and C occur in the DNA strings. He would like to explore the analogous use of letter (sound) frequencies in natural language texts. Hence this posting. Specifically, Sergei wonders if any Humanist subscribers could help steer him to recent literature concerning text identification based on letter frequencies. Any suggestions could be sent directly to him at the above address, or to me and I'll pass them along. He would also be interested in collaborative work if this research connects with the work of any linguists or text processing specialists. He observes that very often work in one field would actually help work in a far-removed field, if only people knew what was going on over there. George Fowler

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