[Corpora-List] Linguist's Search Engine available at http://lse.umiacs.umd.edu

From: Philip Resnik (resnik@umiacs.umd.edu)
Date: Wed Jan 21 2004 - 20:13:42 MET

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    For the past while, we've been working on a project we call the
    Linguist's Search Engine (LSE), an easy-to-use Web tool that permits
    linguists to do searches they could not easily do on Google or
    Altavista -- for example, searches involving syntactic structure,
    constructions, and the like. (I myself am interested in phenomena
    having to do with verb-argument realization, and there's just no way
    to ask a standard bag-of-words search engine for, say, sentences with
    any inflection of such-and-such a verb used without a direct object NP.)

    I'm happy to say the LSE is now up, running, and available.

    If we've done it right, what you'll find at http://lse.umiacs.umd.edu/
    should be pretty self-explanatory. For those who prefer explanations
    of the non-self variety, a Getting Started Guide can be found at
    http://lse.umiacs.umd.edu/lse_guide.html. And for those who prefer to
    RTFM, TFM is at http://lse.umiacs.umd.edu/lseuser. Finally, there are
    discussion forums set up at http://lse.umiacs.umd.edu/forum/ that
    will, we hope, give rise to a genuine LSE user community on the Web.

    Since this is the first time we're opening the LSE up to all users,
    there may still be some technical glitches. If you encounter any
    problems, please bear with us, and e-mail us at lse@umiacs.umd.edu to
    let us know. Please also let us know, via the discussion forums, what
    interesting experiences you have, positive or negative, and what
    features you'd like to see added to make the LSE more useful.


      Philip Resnik, Associate Professor
      Department of Linguistics and Institute for Advanced Computer Studies

      1401 Marie Mount Hall UMIACS phone: (301) 405-6760
      University of Maryland Linguistics phone: (301) 405-8903
      College Park, MD 20742 USA Fax: (301) 314-2644 / (301) 405-7104
      http://umiacs.umd.edu/~resnik E-mail: resnik@umiacs.umd.edu

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