[Corpora-List] Corpora for EAP: Architecture...?

Adam Kilgarriff adam at lexmasterclass.com
Mon Jan 16 11:09:00 CET 2006


Dear Nigel,



Do you know BootCat tools? They allow you to prepare special-language
corpora from web pages automatically. See
http://sslmit.unibo.it/~baroni/bootcat.html



We are currently preparing a web-service version of the tool, so then you
can enter seed terms and then produce a corpus in that area by clicking
the go button. Public version to follow before long. In the meantime, if
you give me half a dozen relevant architecture terms (single words or multi
words, and selected to avoid picking up non-architecture hits) Ill make a
small sample corpus and point you to it,



Adam Kilgarriff







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Subject: [Corpora-List] Corpora for EAP: Architecture...?



I realise this is a little specialised - following the responses to Susana -
but does anyone know of a corpus of Architecture texts, complete with
drawings or even spoken commentary.
We have an ESL-medium Architecture programme here at HKU and are looking for
material for a searchable corpus.
We actually have ESL-medium university programmes across the spectrum, and
are looking for corpora across that spectrum, but so far have only really
found - and developed - highly suitable corpora for our Law students.
Any ideas welcome.
Nigel Bruce

At 08:33 PM 1/12/2006, Przemek Kaszubski wrote:



Dear Chris,

Off the top of my head here are a few more links

1. Companion website the book "Working with Specialized Language"

http://www.routledge.com/textbooks/0415236991/links/links.html

2. The PolyU English Department Language Bank

http://langbank.engl.polyu.edu.hk/indexl.html

3. Mark Davies' VIEW service (finely definable registers):

http://view.byu.edu/

4. Business Letter Corpus:

http://ysomeya.hp.infoseek.co.jp/


I'm sure there is a lot more.

Regards,

Przemek


Chris Butler wrote (2006-01-12 12:35):




Dear list members,

On behalf of Susana Doval, many thanks to the people who provided her with
the following information on corpora for ESP:

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STELLA TAGNIN
Take a look at www.fflch.usp.br/dlm/comet.

Then, on the right hand side, click on CorTec. I think the rest is
self-explanatory.

you can´t access the texts, but can get a wordlist and use the
concordancer.

SERGE SHAROFF
in my view the best option is to collect the corpus you want
automatically using BootCat tools:
http://wacky.sslmit.unibo.it/

Rafa³ L. Górski
How silly my reply might seem, consider using as a corpus hansards of the
Parliament.
http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/ld/ldhansrd.htm
Of course if you want it tagged, you have to do it by yourself, what is bad
news.
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