[Corpora-List] Announcement: Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS) Update

Dr Wendy Anderson W.Anderson at englang.arts.gla.ac.uk
Fri May 20 14:37:01 CEST 2005

The Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech (SCOTS) Project is delighted to
announce an update to our online corpus, at www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk, on 20
May 2005. This update offers a greater number and range of texts, and
improved functionality for corpus research.

The latest version of the Corpus now includes 515 texts (a total of nearly
750,000 words), in a range of genres, including informal correspondence,
prose fiction and non-fiction, poetry, religious texts. A number of new
transcriptions of spoken texts (conversations and interviews) are also
available, with accompanying audio/video files. Spoken language makes up
just over 20% of the corpus.

Other improved features of this latest update include:

* wildcard word/phrase searching
* improved results list, with flexible ordering
* improved navigation between word/phrase occurrences
* improved synchronisation of multimedia files with orthographic
* a basic key word in context display (we hope to provide a full concordance
facility in the next update)

We encourage users to give us feedback on the SCOTS resource through our

with kind regards,

The SCOTS team

The Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech at the University of Glasgow is
funded by an AHRC Grant.
Dr Wendy J. Anderson
Research Assistant
Scottish Corpus of Texts and Speech
Department of English Language
University of Glasgow
12 University Gardens
G12 8QQ
Scotland, UK

Website: http://www.scottishcorpus.ac.uk

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