Revising and editing are important parts of the writing process. In fact, multiple revision and editing cycles are crucial for the production of high-quality texts. However, revising and editing are also tedious and error-prone, since changes may introduce new errors. Grammar checkers, as offered by some word processors, are not a solution. Besides the fact… (More)
Most dictionaries containing phraseological information are restricted to a synchronic perspective. Diachronic information on structural, semantic, and pragmatic change over time has to be reconstructed by a time-consuming consultation of various dictionaries providing only punctual insights. In the OLdPhras, project we construct an online dictionary for… (More)
—We present a morphological analyzer for Spanish called SMM. SMM is implemented in the grammar development framework Malaga, which is based on the formalism of Left-Associative Grammar. We briefly present the Malaga framework, describe the implementation decisions for some interesting morphological phenomena of Spanish, and report on the evaluation results… (More)
—In this paper we compare the state of the art of language awareness in source code editors and word processors. Language awareness refers to functions operating on the elements and structures of a formal or natural language. Language-aware functions allow users to work with meaningful units, increasing efficiency and reducing errors. While all modern… (More)
Research on differencing and versioning in computer science, writing research, and scholarly editing are all concerned with the evolution of texts and documents through various drafts, versions, and changes between different stages. While the different disciplines all have their own perspectives, on closer inspection, there is a large overlap of concerns.… (More)
For the third time, the ACM Symposium on Document Engineering (DocEng) will include a Doctoral Consortium. This newsletter article briefly introduces the goals and the structure of the consortium. We also encourage PhD students to participate in the upcoming ProDoc@DocEng in September in Lausanne (Switzerland).
A key difference between traditional humanities research and the emerging field of digital humanities is that the latter aims to complement qualitative methods with quantitative data. In linguistics, this means the use of large corpora of text, which are usually annotated automatically using natural language processing tools. However, these tools do not… (More)