Posted on August 09, 2010 by Lise Fontaine
Dr Mick O'Donnell will be giving a talk in CLCR on September 22nd, 2010. Details below.
Discovering meaningful patterns in text using UAM CorpusTool
The recent availability of free and relatively accurate syntactic parsers for English have opened up new possibilities for text analysis. This talk will demonstrate how UAM CorpusTool can be used to explore grammatical patterns in English texts. For instance, the software can present views of the occurrences of Modality, Tense/Aspect, Voice, Process Types, etc. throughout a text, allowing you to perceive patterns in the text not immediately visible to a casual reader. Intermixing manual annotation with the automatic syntactic annotation allow other patterns to be revealed, for instance, whether particular characters in the text are construed as doers, as sayers, as thinkers, etc. The use of the software for quick studies of Register differentiation will also be demonstrated.Wednesday, September 22nd, 2.15pm
Humanities Building room 5.18