10.0717 TACT queries

WILLARD MCCARTY (willard.mccarty@kcl.ac.uk)
Wed, 19 Feb 1997 09:10:47 +0000 (GMT)

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 10, No. 717.
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[1] From: "John D. Bradley" <john.bradley@utoronto.ca> (43)
Subject: Re: Urgent Help needed with TACT 2.1

Elisabeth Burr recently posted a note to Humanists describing a problem she was
having with TACT. I cut and paste her query into Usebase running the Volpone
database and it certainly seemed to work correctly. I also tried a
similar query on a different database. I'll be talking directly to Dr.
Burr to get more information.

HUMANISTs might be interested in the TACT-L listserv. Problems of this
kind are often discussed there. To subscribe, send the message:

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to listserv@listserv.utoronto.ca.

Best wishes. ... john bradley

On Mon, 17 Feb 1997 13:53:31 -0500 Elisabeth Burr wrote:

> Dear Humanists,
> TACT 2.1, according to the Manual offers the possibility to
> exclude text from queries by negating references with ~ (Tilde),
> i.e.
> a Query like:
> love ; when ~ speaker Volp
> should look for all instances of "love" except those appearing
> in texts tagged as speaches of Volpone.
> But it does not work.
> As I have relied on this facility when tagging my corpus of
> Romance languages and as I have to get my analysis going by
> all means, please, could anyone help me solve this problem.
> Thank you all very much in advance
> Elisabeth Burr
> Dr. phil. Elisabeth Burr
> FB 3/Romanistik
> Gerhard Mercator Universitaet-GH Duisburg
> Lotharstrasse 65
> 47048 Duisburg
> Tel.: +49 203 3792605
> fax: +49 203 3792612
> e-mail: Elisabeth.Burr@uni-duisburg.de