Web As Corpus

Web As Corpus

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Is the internet a suitable linguistic corpus? How can we use it in corpus techniques? What are the special properties that we need to be aware of? This book answers those questions. The Web is an exponentially increasing source of language and corpus linguistics data. From gigantic static information resources to user-generated Web 2.0 content, the breadth and depth of information available is breathtaking a€“ and bewildering. This book explores the theory and practice of the qweb as corpusa€n?. It looks at the most common tools and methods used and features a plethora of examples based on the author's own teaching experience. This book also bridges the gap between studies in computational linguistics, which emphasize technical aspects, and studies in corpus linguistics, which focus on the implications for language theory and use.With BootCaT, the process of corpus compilation is, in principle, the same as in the manual creation of DIY corpora, but rather than having ... then downloading relevant results, and finally performing the necessary format changes and archiving procedures to create his/her ... Some of these aspects have been discussed in Gabrielatos (2007) in the attempt at identifying a measure, termed as a#39;relative queryanbsp;...

Title:Web As Corpus
Author: Maristella Gatto
Publisher:A&C Black - 2014-02-13

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