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LINGUIST List 19.2363

Mon Jul 28 2008

FYI: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Chat Corpus

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        1.    Craig Martell, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Chat Corpus

Message 1: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Chat Corpus
Date: 28-Jul-2008
From: Craig Martell <cmartellnps.edu>
Subject: Naval Postgraduate School (NPS) Chat Corpus
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The NPS Chat Corpus, Release 1.0 is now available. Release 1.0 consists of
10,567 posts out of approximately 500,000 posts we have gathered from
various online chat services in accordance with their terms of service.
Future releases will contain more posts from more domains.

The posts included in Release 1.0 have been:

1) Hand privacy masked;
2) Part-of-speech tagged; and
3) Dialogue-act tagged.

The NPS Chat Corpus will be part of the Natural Language Tool Kit (NLTK) as
of ver 0.9.4.

For license information and instructions on how to obtain the corpus,
please see


For questions and further information, please email Craig Martell

Craig Martell
Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Naval Postgraduate School
Monterey, CA 93943

Tel: (831) 656-2110
Fax: (831) 656-2814

Linguistic Field(s): Text/Corpus Linguistics

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