English for the Computer: The SUSANNE Corpus and Analytic Scheme

Hardcover | March 1, 1994

byGeoffrey Sampson

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Computer processing of natural language is a burgeoning field, but until now there has been no agreement on a standardized classification of the diverse structural elements that occur in real-life language material. This book attempts to define a "Linnaean taxonomy" for the English language:an annotation scheme, the SUSANNE scheme, which yields a labelled constituency structure for any string of English, comprehensively identifying all of its surface and logical structural properties. The structure is specified with sufficient rigour that analysts working independently must produceidentical annotations for a given example. The scheme is based on large sample of real-life use of British and American written and spoken English. The book also describes the SUSANNE electronic corpus of English which is annotated in accordance with the scheme. It is freely available as a research resource to anyone working at a computer conected to Internet, and since 1992 has come into widespread use in academic and commerical researchenvironments on four continents.

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Computer processing of natural language is a burgeoning field, but until now there has been no agreement on a standardized classification of the diverse structural elements that occur in real-life language material. This book attempts to define a "Linnaean taxonomy" for the English language:an annotation scheme, the SUSANNE scheme, wh...

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Computer processing of natural language is a burgeoning field, but until now there has been no agreement of a standardized classification of the diverse structural elements that occur in real-life language material. This book attempts to define a 'Linnaean taxonomy' for the English language: an annotation scheme, the SUSANNE scheme, wh...

Geoffrey Sampson is Chairman of Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence, and Director of the Centre for Advanced Software Applications, University of Sussex.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:508 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 1.34 inPublished:March 1, 1994Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0198240236

ISBN - 13:9780198240235

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`Many of its papers survey a wide range of different approaches and issues in computational linguistics, picking interesting ideas from here and there...Sampson's book and associated computer files are indeed meeting a need. The material is already widely used and often mentioned byresearchers in NLP.'Times Higher Education Supplement