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Over the past 10–20 years, there has been increasing interest in grammatical / syntactic annotation schemes for corpora. Annotated corpora are essential for training and testing taggers and parsers, for describing the use of lexical and grammatical features, and for comprehensive analyses of registers or sublanguages. Several annotation schemes have been(More)
especially that of Haber, did not accept Dretske's attempted analogies to the metrics of Shannon and Weaver. The notion of "information pickup" implies a pre-established harmony of the world and the mind, disregarding the well-known arbitrariness of language. 5. While Fodor (1986) does gives a cogent criticism of attempts to locate information "in the(More)
Ackley et al. 1985) is a stochastic computational technique for finding optimal solutions to combinatorial problems for which the combinatorial explosion phenomenon rules out the possibility of systematically examining each alternative. It is currently being applied to the practical problem of optimizing the physical design of computer circuitry, and to the(More)
The reason why "corpus linguistics" is recognized as a distinct sub-discipline with a name of its own is that, until quite recently, much linguistic research was conducted without reference to empirical observation of real-life language use even when it concerned topics to which empirical observation seems relevant. The objections to that state of affairs(More)