5.0231 Rs: Corpora Surveys; Latin CAL (2/67)

Elaine Brennan & Allen Renear (EDITORS@BROWNVM.BITNET)
Mon, 15 Jul 1991 21:29:15 EDT

Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 5, No. 0231. Monday, 15 Jul 1991.

(1) Date: Fri, 12 Jul 91 14:19:10 BST (36 lines)
From: Martin Wynne <LNP5MW@CMS1.LEEDS.AC.UK>
Subject: Surveys of Machine-Reader Corpora

(2) Date: Wed, 10 JUL 91 14:59:39 +0100 (31 lines)
From: SA_RAE@vax.acs.open.ac.uk
Subject: Latin CAL

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Date: Fri, 12 Jul 91 14:19:10 BST
From: Martin Wynne <LNP5MW@CMS1.LEEDS.AC.UK>
Subject: re: Texts for electronic library

Steve McCluskey asks if there are any surveys of machine-readable
corpora available.
I know of one such, compiled last year by Steve Fligelstone at the
University of Lancaster for ICAME (International Computer Archive of
Modern English).
It's available from the ICAME server, by sending the following to
nafserv@nora.navf-edb-h.iub.no :

send icame survey.corpora

The Oxford Text Archive catalogue is also an
invaluable source of information on all sorts of machine-readable texts.
This is available on janet from archive@uk.ac.oxford.vax .

I've also heard of a project at the Centre for Text and Technology at
Georgetown University to create a database about archives of MR text.
The address for that is:

Michael Neuman, Ph.D.,
Georgetown Centre for Text and TEchnology,
Reiss Science Building,
Room 238,
Georgetown University,
DC 20057,

(Sorry - I haven't got the email address)

-Martin Wynne
-Dept. of Lnguistics & Phonetics
-University of Leeds
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Date: Wed, 10 JUL 91 14:59:39 +0100
From: SA_RAE@vax.acs.open.ac.uk
Subject: RE: 5.0213 Qs: Etext lists; Grad School for HC; ... (6/122)

Dudley Irish <dirish@math.utah.edu> enquires about 'Latin Vocabulary Software':
> This is not a very sophisticated question, but this seems an ideal
> forum for getting an answer. For her sins (:-), my daughter is
> studying Latin in high school. She is struggling a long and is doing
> O.K. but her vocabulary is not the best. So my question is whether
> anybody knows of software for almost any hardware platform that
> will drill a beginning student on Latin vocabulary.

Having just received a copy of "The Humanities Computing Yearbook 1989-90" I
thought "now here's a useful little test" - turn to index ... K, L, Lac, Latin
America ... Latin Vocab Drill (call) 214. Turn to page 214:
Ars Grammatica - interactive tutorial on elem. Latin for Macs
devel: William M. Porter, Classics, Syracuse University.
Latin Flash Drill - drill & practice on Latin forms + endings for Macs
vendor: Centaur Systems, POBox 3220, Madison, WI 53704 USA.
Latin Vocab Drill - drill & practice Latin <> English words for Mac + PC
vendor: Centaur Systems, POBox 3220, Madison, WI 53704 USA.
Tutrix - tutorial on Latin texts for PC
vendor: Centaur Systems, POBox 3220, Madison, WI 53704 USA.
plus loads more ...
(Price quoted for 3 Centaur systems is $95 US.)

Book seems to work well. Good.
Research Adviser, Academic Computing Service SA_RAE@UK.AC.OPEN.ACS.VAX (JANET)
The Open University, Walton Hall, phone: (0908) 652413
Milton Keynes, MK7 6AA, United Kingdom fax: (0908) 653744