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Humanist Archives: Feb. 1, 2019, 7:40 a.m. Humanist 32.409 - the question on Wikipedia

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        Date: 2019-01-31 18:45:33+00:00
        From: Mark Davies 
        Subject: Re: [Humanist] 32.404: the question on Wikipedia

>> I was hoping to read subscribers' experience with using Wikipedia (or
Wikidata) as a computational tool.

You might be interested in https://corpus.byu.edu/wiki/.

The two billion word corpus allows users to search Wikipedia by word, phrase,
part of speech, lemma, synonyms, collocates, and much more.

In addition, users can very quickly and easily create a "Virtual Corpus" on any
topic (e.g. biology, basketball, Buddhism) and then search that Virtual Corpus
as though it were its own stand-alone corpus (and also compare frequencies and
uses across their different Virtual Corpora).

Full instructions available at the website.

Mark Davies

Mark Davies
Professor of Linguistics / Brigham Young University

** Corpus design and use // Linguistic databases 
** Historical linguistics // Language variation
** English, Spanish, and Portuguese 

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