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LINGUIST List 19.2467

Sun Aug 10 2008

Confs: Computational Ling, General Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/USA

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        1.    Stefan Th. Gries, Bootcamp: 'Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R'

Message 1: Bootcamp: 'Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R'
Date: 09-Aug-2008
From: Stefan Th. Gries <stgrieslinguistics.ucsb.edu>
Subject: Bootcamp: 'Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R'
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Bootcamp: 'Quantitative Corpus Linguistics with R'

Date: 04-Aug-2009 - 11-Aug-2009
Location: Santa Barbara, CA, USA
Contact: Stefan Th. Gries
Contact Email: stgrieslinguistics.ucsb.edu
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; General Linguistics; Text/Corpus

Meeting Description:

This bootcamp/ workshop is a hands-on introduction to quantitative corpus
linguistics for both graduate students and seasoned researchers. Using the open
source software tool and programming language R, participants will learn:

- how to generate frequency lists;
- how to search for words and patterns;
- how to handle corpora and perform corpus-linguistic searches that typical
corpus software does not support;
- how to carry out basic statistical evaluations of corpus data (significance
tests and statistical graphs).

R-based software tools will be made available that allow to easily perform many
of the above operations and compile topic-specific web-based corpora. Data to be
dealt with include plain text corpora, corpora with SGML or XML annotation, chat
files from CHILDES, Unicode files; case studies involve examples from
morphology, syntax, first and second language acquisition, among other things.
Statistical tests to be introduced include tests for frequencies, means, and

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