Dear list members,
a few weeks ago, an announcement was made on the Linguist mailing
list that BNCweb, our web-based interface to the British National
Corpus, is available for review. I have in the meantime been informed
by Terry Langendoen, the book and software review editor for the
Linguist List, that none of the respondents had access to the BNC
World Edition - which is a requirement for the use of BNCweb. He has
now agreed to my suggestion that I post a call to the Corpora List,
where I believe the likelihood of finding BNC users is somewhat
higher than average. ;-)
The text of the original call
(http://linguistlist.org/issues/13/13-1822.html) was as follows:
At 4:38 AM +0000 6/30/02, LINGUIST List wrote:
>This is a call for reviewers for BNCweb, a web-based interface to the
>100-million word British National Corpus, that was announced on
>LINGUIST at http://linguistlist.org/issues/13/13-1709.html/.
>Prospective reviewers are advised that running this software requires:
> a UNIX operating system,
> a full (local) installation of the BNC World Edition
> (see http://info.ox.ac.uk/bnc/), and
> some additional UNIX tools, including MySQL and Perl.
>Also, even though a detailed installation manual is provided with the
>software, some basic system administration skills are necessary.
>If you are interested in reviewing this software, please contact
>Terry Langendoen at email@example.com. Please include in your
> an affirmation that you have the required computing environment,
> a description of your qualifications,
> your reason(s) for wanting to review this software, and
> a mailing address for sending you the installation CD-ROM.
>Linguist List reviews
> Simin Karimi (firstname.lastname@example.org)
> Terry Langendoen (email@example.com)
Further information about BNCweb can be found at
If you are interested in reviewing BNCweb, please respond to Terry
Langendoen directly with the information he requested. It is not a
requirement to be a subscriber to the Linguist List.
Sebastian Hoffmann Englisches Seminar der Univ. Zürich Plattenstrasse 47 CH-8032 Zürich Tel: +41-1-634 3551 Fax: +41-1-634 4908
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