Sublanguage Corpus Analysis Toolkit: A tool for assessing the representativeness and sublanguage characteristics of corpora

Irina Temnikova, William A. Baumgartner, Negacy D. Hailu, Ivelina Nikolova, Tony McEnery, Adam Kilgarriff, Galia Angelova, K. Bretonnel Cohen

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Abstract

Sublanguages are varieties of language that form "subsets" of the general language, typically exhibiting particular types of lexical, semantic, and other restrictions and deviance. SubCAT, the Sublanguage Corpus Analysis Toolkit, assesses the representativeness and closure properties of corpora to analyze the extent to which they are either sublanguages, or representative samples of the general language. The current version of SubCAT contains scripts and applications for assessing lexical closure, morphological closure, sentence type closure, over-represented words, and syntactic deviance. Its operation is illustrated with three case studies concerning scientific journal articles, patents, and clinical records. Materials from two language families are analyzed - English (Germanic), and Bulgarian (Slavic). The software is available at sublanguage.sourceforge.net under a liberal Open Source license.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages1714-1718
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)9782951740884
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2014
Event9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 - Reykjavik, Iceland
Duration: 26 May 201431 May 2014

Other

Other9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014
CountryIceland
CityReykjavik
Period26/5/1431/5/14

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Keywords

  • Corpus linguistics
  • Sublanguage characterisation
  • Sublanguage recognition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Linguistics and Language
  • Library and Information Sciences
  • Education
  • Language and Linguistics

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Temnikova, I., Baumgartner, W. A., Hailu, N. D., Nikolova, I., McEnery, T., Kilgarriff, A., Angelova, G., & Cohen, K. B. (2014). Sublanguage Corpus Analysis Toolkit: A tool for assessing the representativeness and sublanguage characteristics of corpora. In Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2014 (pp. 1714-1718). European Language Resources Association (ELRA).