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Author Nelson, Gerald, 1959-

Title Exploring natural language : working with the British component of the international corpus of English / Gerald Nelson, Sean Wallis, Bas Aarts
Published Amsterdam ; Philadelphia : John Benjamins Pub. Co., [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xvii, 342 pages) : illustrations
Series Varieties of English around the world. General series ; v. G29
Varieties of English around the world. General series ; v. 29
Contents pt. 1. Introducing the corpus -- pt. 2. Exploring the corpus -- pt. 3. Performing research with the corpus -- pt. 4. The future of the corpus
Summary ICE-GB is a 1 million-word corpus of contemporary British English. It is fully parsed, and contains over 83,000 syntactic trees. Together with the dedicated retrieval software, ICECUP, ICE-GB is an unprecedented resource for the study of English syntax. Exploring Natural Language is a comprehensive guide to both corpus and software. It contains a full reference for ICE-GB. The chapters on ICECUP provide complete instructions on the use of the many features of the software, including concordancing, lexical and grammatical searches, sociolinguistic queries, random sampling, and searching for syntactic structures using ICECUP's Fuzzy Tree Fragment models. Special attention is given to the principles of experimental design in a parsed corpus. Six case studies provide step-by-step illustrations of how the corpus and software can be used to explore real linguistic issues, from simple lexical studies to more complex syntactic topics, such as noun phrase structure, verb transitivity, and voice
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-306) and index
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Subject Computational linguistics.
English language -- Spoken English -- Great Britain.
English language -- Variation -- Great Britain.
English language -- Written English -- Great Britain.
English language -- Great Britain.
Form Electronic book
Author Aarts, Bas, 1961-
Wallis, Sean.
ISBN 128335831X
9027275351 (electronic bk.)
9789027275356 (electronic bk.)