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A corpus (plural corpora) is a database of text or speech, possibly annotated with language-specific explanatory information. Used for testing statistical hypothesis and constructing quantitative models.

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Determining corpora size and participant count

I am setting up a linguistics experiment, involving subjective judgements of synthetic speech. For the sake of example, let's say I'm testing 5 systems, using a Likert scale of 1-5 as a rating. How ...
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Where online can I find a list of all the Hapax Legomena in the Hebrew Bible?

I am looking for a list online of all Hapax Legomena in the Hebrew Bible in text format that I can copy and paste into MS Word for further studies. I need something that's free and is not in a picture ...
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Is it possible to test statistical significance of difference between two distance/similarity scores?

I have a corpus consisting of tweets by men and another corpus of female tweets. I was thinking of using a word embeddings approach (e.g., glove and fasttext) and examine the cosine similarity between ...
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Is it possible to infer the meaning of a word of a language based on corpus analysis, without prior knowledge of the language?

If I am totally foreign to a language, are there corpus analysis methodologies and theories that I can employ to figure out the meaning of a word in a corpus based on that language? If yes, do point ...
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Praat - window size larger than vowel

I'm doing an acoustic-phonetic analysis of read-speech in an American English corpus. If we want to set a window/frame size (25 - 30 ms) to cover the majority of vowels in the corpus, but some vowels (...
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Need speech corpora for stop-vowel (CV, CVC and VCV) for acoustic phonetics research

I'm looking for a controlled-setting, open-source speech corpus for CV, VCV, CVC syllables. C = stop consonant, and V = all vowels in American English. More consonantal contexts (fricatives, stops) ...
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Word alignment for Switchboard Dialogue Acts Corpus

I am trying to connect the dialogue acts of the Switchboard Dialogue Acts Corpus with the word alignment timing information available here. I can see how it is possible to match up every utterance ...
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Is the source list of “Oxford English Corpus” public available?

The Oxford English Corpus (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Oxford_English_Corpus) is a text corpus of 21st century English, used by the makers of the Oxford English Dictionary and by Oxford University ...
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How can I search a corpus for easy sentences?

I would like to search a large corpus for example sentences which contain exclusively or a high proportion of words from the N most common words in some frequency dictionary (the language of the ...
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What word category do twink, adonis, muse etc. belong to? [closed]

Terms such as candy, cutie, honey, princess, diamond, queen(?), stud and bunny are terms of endearment (these terms are often used in a relationship to show affection and may also be used, with ...
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Spoken Arabic dictionary/corpus?

Is there an existing corpus or dictionary for different spoken Arabic dialects? I'd like to look up a word (in English or MSA or in a spoken dialect) and find where this word or phrase is spoken (and ...
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Corpus of English sentences written by non-native speakers?

I am working on a hobby project which tends to help the non-native speakers figure out if the sentences they write are good enough and sounds like written by English native speakers. Any relevant info ...
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Which is the most recommended corpus for training a POS Tagger?

The tagger is for English and I will use the universal dependency tag set. I am looking for a corpus that best represents nowadays English.
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What English corpus for syntactic parsing should I work with?

I'm working on a syntactic parser (constituent structure based) and I need a corpus with just sentences, not phrases. What corpus should I use? Is there a corpus tagged with the Universal Dependency ...
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Comparing corpora

So first, a disclaimer: I'm less than beginner level in everything that has to do with programming. I'm analysing the occurrences of English code-switching/translanguaging in a particular Polish-...
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Searching for an English Whats-app Corpus

I am searching an English Whats-app Corpus in order to analyse a linguistic phenomena. I had some difficulties to find one and maybe some of you can help me out. It is only for corpus driven study and ...
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Where are some of the biggest freely available English 1 on 1 conversation corpuses that are in plain text preferably?

I'm looking for a free, preferably plain text, 1 on 1 English casual conversation (such as texting back and forth) corpus that requires little to no preprocessing (finding and replacing characters). ...
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L2 Polish writing database

I'm looking for a database of L2 Polish writing containing written output of learners of Polish as a foreign language. Perhaps anyone knows where I may be able to find this kind of info?
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How to make a Corpus? (selecting a good structure)

I'm making a Corpus. I have searched for good practices on how to build it. I've downloaded some Corpus to check their internal structure and the extension file, but I didn't find many. So, I am lost ...
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Suggestion for software to analyze data from social media- please advise

I am searching urgent for a software that I can use to analyse corpora. In short, I would like to have a look at collocations, ellipsis, frequencies, concordances etc. I also want to search for themes ...
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What are the conventions for corpus usage?

Suppose I'm working with a language that doesn't have much data available; the largest corpus around is a translation of the Bible, which is free to read online, but is presumably still copyrighted by ...
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Is there a comprehensive list of corpora of all the languages (maybe even dialects) of the world?

Is there a comprehensive list of corpora of all the languages of the world? I've been searching on wikipedia eg. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Czech_National_Corpus. If I scroll to the bottom, I do ...
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Does anyone have a link to the American Local News Corpus V1.0?

I found a paper http://www.cs.jhu.edu/~anni/papers/alnc_lrec14.pdf that has made this epic text corpus of over 1 billion words available somewhere, but I can't find it anywhere online. The paper says ...
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Need an online freely available Anaphorically Annotated Corpus of English Language for Identification of Discourse Units

I'm in need of a freely available corpus of English language (which may contain text of any genre) but has to be annotated anaphoriacally i-e. Anaphora resolution should have been performed already. ...
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Is there an english news corpus available to download for between 1900 and 201X (free or low cost)

I'm attempting a word embedding analysis (think underlying meaning and implications, but computational) of certain keywords through time in the English language, but I am having some difficulty ...
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How to interpret this form of Heaps' Law?

Heaps' Law basically is an empirical function that says the number of distinct words you'll find in a document grows as a function to the length of the document. The equation given in the Wikipedia ...
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Is there a way to search for language data by context?

For example, if I wanted to see real-life transcriptions of dialogue in situations like a date, a business meeting, two friends walking in a park, etc, just to be able to generate lists of particular ...
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Are there any corpora of informal and unstructured text labelled for Named Entity Recognition?

I have been searching since last week for annotated informal texts (with a lot of misspelled words, slang, etc.) to test some Named Entity Recognition tools for research purposes. For example, it ...
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Are there corpora which tag phrases by discourse- or conversational-function?

More generally, imagine a corpus which could identify the conversational function of a sentence, such as, "Have a nice day!", in narrow categories like, "ending a conversation", or broad ones like "...
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Extensive English word corpora

I am looking for an extensive list of english words[including American and British... just an exhaustive list]. This list of english words should contain an exhaustive collection of all forms of all ...
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register variation: unbalanced corpus sample

I'm doing a small pilot study on evidentiality in a language I work on. I'm looking at two evidential markers, -mi that is said to mark the source of knowledge as personal, and -shi that marks ...
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Collocation: interpreting contingency table for log-likelihood measure

I have a conundrum here. I'm attempting to recreate the log-likelihood test example in 'The Cambridge Handbook of Corpus Linguistics (2015). However when I run the same test on the same data I get a ...
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PoS tagger - technical corpus

I try to find corpus with technical language to train my model, but I cannot find it. Do you know if there are any tagged PoS corpus in English related with technical language?
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How can I know if a log-likelihood score is high enough?

I am trying to understand if some terms can be considered as distinctly American or British. So for example I was studying the term "aubergine" and the normalized frequency in the American corpus is ...
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Word length as a function of word frequency?

I was wondering if any studies have been done in corpus linguistics which look at word length (number of phonemes per word) as a function of the word's frequency of use? Thanks! EDIT: Never mind, ...
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How to convert CHAT to TextGrid in a batch?

Siarad corpus is a corpus of spoken Welsh (~40 hours, all transcribed, glossed and translated!). I want to analyze some conversations using Praat. Praat uses the TextGrid format, but the Siarad corpus ...
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Looking for Spanish email or chat corpora

I am looking for some corpora containing emails or chats in Spanish.
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Words with the hightest frequency that are not Collocates of each other (inside a text corpora)

Is there a way to obtain a: List, that has 2 words per row Each 2 words are not collocates (or collocations) of each other (ie: are not found within the same phrase inside the entire text corpus, or ...
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Dataset of subject-verb-object/adverb-verb/adjective-noun pairs

Does there exist a dataset which contains a list of subject-verb-object triplets or adverb-verb/adjective-noun pairs that occur within a certain (large) corpus? If not, what would be the most ...
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How to extract example sentences from linguistics papers

Does anyone know of a good tool to grab all example sentences used in a paper so they could be processed via an NLP pipeline? I have udpipe in mind especially: I'd like to take sentences from one or ...
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JSON for corpora

Do you know any cases of corpus linguistics tools or corpora, using JSON to "mark" or delimited linguistics units in morphology, syntax,semantics? It seems all marking systems use some kind of XML or ...
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Corpus for simple or basic english

I'm trying to find a good, extensive corpus that uses "simple" or "basic" English, in the sense that it should be easily understandable to people who are not proficient in the English language. For ...
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Which free resource to find word frequency?

My hypothesis is that math jargon is more aliening than other academic fields, and I want to concrete that by an example of the average frequency of the word in these two definitions of "...
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When corpus data suggests a word is common in a language?

I have two questions. If I were to use diachronic corpora to investigate the frequency of usage  for  words within  a word class of English that is mostly archaic today, how do I determine if the ...
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What statistical test is appropriate in a corpus analysis of pronoun resolution preferences?

I have extracted data from a corpus that collected sentences with an antecedent and a next sentence with a pronoun or a stressed pronoun in subject position. Now, the anaphora can either refer back to ...
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Is there a threshold of usage of a word, below which it will become an archaism?

University student, beginning to learn about corpora, developing a research question for an assignment. There may well be linguistic concepts and terminology that already cover this idea and that I am ...
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What is the state of the art for diacritic restoration?

Diacritic restoration is a term for guessing the original form of a text, after it's been converted to ASCII in a lossy way. In Lingála, for example, writing in ASCII merges two pairs of vowels and ...
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Mandarin Chinese and Antconc

Can Antconc be used to build a corpus for Mandarin, Chinese? Specifically, could characters be recognized, or if one were to upload a pinyin text, could tones be displayed? Is this possible?
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How to determine word frequency based on demographic? (Does a public library of word frequencies exist by demographic)

I'm not sure "sign post" questions are appropriate however that is what this is. I am looking for a tool, a means of answering questions such as "Word X is used more by demographic Y than demographic ...
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Is there a frequency-ranked corpus of Punjabi NAV lemmata?

I am looking for a list of lexical roots for Punjabi, with frequency information whereby one can get an idea what the 1000 most-frequent words of the language are. I need to exclude case forms etc. ...

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