10.0640 King's Seminar; free software

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Fri, 31 Jan 1997 22:55:05 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 640.
Center for Electronic Texts in the Humanities (Princeton/Rutgers)
Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London
Information at http://www.princeton.edu/~mccarty/humanist/

[1] From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk> (14)
Subject: Seminar in Humanities Computing

[2] From: Good Language Software <languagesoftware@access.ch> (2)
Subject: http://www.access.ch/languagesoftware/

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 22:40:45 +0000
From: Willard McCarty <Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk>
Subject: Seminar in Humanities Computing

I am happy to announce the Spring 1997 calendar for the Seminar in
Humanities Computing, Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College
London. The entire schedule of events is available at the URL

Allow me, however, to alert you to the first seminar, by Professor John
Unsworth (IATH, English, Virginia), "Copyright restrictions and freedom of
speech on-line: the current debate", to be held Monday 3 February at 6pm in
Room 18, South-West Block, King's, Strand. All within reach of the College
are most welcome.

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Dr. Willard McCarty, Senior Lecturer, King's College London
voice: +44 (0)171 873 2784 fax: +44 (0)171 873 5801
e-mail: Willard.McCarty@kcl.ac.uk

Date: Fri, 31 Jan 1997 06:51:24 -0800
From: Good Language Software <languagesoftware@access.ch>
Subject: http://www.access.ch/languagesoftware/

Good Language Software.
Information release: Software for evaluation.

Dear colleague

We have displayed for use and evaluation the following Natural
Language Processing, Educational, Computer Assisted Language
Learning and Teaching software for IBM and compatible, DOS or

Text Processing Software.

- SYNTPARSE, for parsing (grammatical analysis of the sentence
on the level Parts of the Sentence, incl. display of the Verbal
Tense, Voice, Mood) of English texts.

- SYNTCHECK, English orthographical and grammatical spellchecker
designed to benefit both the student and the professional.
Displays statistics of the orthographical and of the
grammatical (concord, usage, verb related) errors. Displays the
total number of errors, their percentage and the number of
words and sentences spellchecked. Suggests corrections for the
grammatical errors. Collects the unknown words in the text.
- SYNTCHECK, German orthographical and grammatical
spell-checker. This program has all the features described
above, plus the new German spelling reform. The umlaut is used
as: ae, oe, ue.


- SOFTHESAURUS, English Electronic Thesaurus based on concepts,
displays up to 18 types of word and word-group relationships
to the entry word, provides a definition of the word's meaning,
displays the prepositions with which the word is used and gives
text examples, with an option to add translation of the word
into another language and self-update the electronic dictionary.

- LINGUATERM, Multilingual (English, German, French and Spanish)
Electronic Thesaurus of Linguistic Terminology. Displays up to
22 types of word and word-group relationships to the entry word,
incl. definitions, text examples and an option to update it
and include more languages.

- GEOATLAS, Multilingual (English, German, French and Italian)
Electronic Lexicon of related place names. Includes all major
geographical names in the world and their relationship(s),
language and political information (at high-school level),
with an option to expand and update it.

- ENGLISH-RUSSIAN Machine Translation software program.

You can download compressed (*.exe) versions of the programs at:


The performance of the Evaluation versions matches that of the
commercial versions.
There is no charge for the Evaluation versions, the user is free
to copy and distribute them.

The Evaluation versions will be available for a limited period

Send E-mail to: languagesoftware@access.ch

P.S. If you get an error message while trying to connect to our
homepage, please, try again. This happens often to everybody at
busy sites and this is a busy site.
If your downloading "freezes", please, try again. That could
happen sometimes to anyone of us, anywhere on the net.

We have no versions for other platforms. Those with Mac, who would
be willing to purchase the commercial software, can send us a
message, so that we see if we should develop Mac versions or not.

Please, pass on this information to those who might be