The CHRISTINE Corpus stage 1 published 1999 release 2 published 2000.

Sampson, Geoffrey (1996) The CHRISTINE Corpus stage 1 published 1999 release 2 published 2000. Project Report. Unset.

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The CHRISTINE enterprise is most easily explained by reference to the earlier SUSANNE materials. The SUSANNE analytic scheme is a notation for indicating the structural (grammatical) properties of samples of real-life English. The SUSANNE Corpus is a machine-readable sample of written English to which the notation scheme has been applied. The scheme aims to be:

* comprehensive — providing a notation for everything in real-life English grammar, including things like (say) the internal structure of multi-word personal names, which don’t feature in standard linguistics textbooks

* explicit — defined with enough rigour that an analyst ideally should never be in doubt about how to apply the notation to an example

* consistent — no hidden contradictions among the definitions of the various elements of the notation

* theory-neutral — the notation expresses a consensus view of grammatical constructions, when there is one, and avoids taking sides on modern linguistic controversies

Item Type: Reports and working papers (Project Report)
Schools and Departments: School of Engineering and Informatics > Informatics
Depositing User: Geoffrey Richard Sampson
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:41
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