[Corpora-List] Meta-discussion was Re: All English Text Messaging Corpus?

Trevor Jenkins trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com
Tue Apr 12 10:56:02 CEST 2011

On Mon, 11 Apr 2011, Rich Cooper <rich at englishlogickernel.com> wrote:

Nah, Angus was right all three counts.

Egregious hi-jacking of a thread to promote an entirely unrelated notion is tantamount to spamming. Which everside of the keyboard Angus woke up on his criticisms are well-founded.

> Angus got up on the wrong side of his pen today.
> -Rich
> Sincerely,
> Rich Cooper
> EnglishLogicKernel.com
> Rich AT EnglishLogicKernel DOT com
> 9 4 9 \ 5 2 5 - 5 7 1 2
> -----Original Message-----
> From: corpora-bounces at uib.no [mailto:corpora-bounces at uib.no] On Behalf Of
> Angus B. Grieve-Smith
> Sent: Monday, April 11, 2011 7:06 AM
> To: corpora at uib.no
> Subject: Re: [Corpora-List] All English Text Messaging Corpus?
> On 4/11/2011 9:43 AM, Khurshid Ahmad wrote:
> > Dear Laura
> > I am writing to support Rich.
> >
> > The USPTO documents are in Legal English and are written by Patent
> > Attorneys -these documents form a representative sample of American
> > English and to a lesser extent that of other national varieties of written
> > English.
> Uh, people? Laura asked for a text messaging corpus. As in short,
> presumably spontaneous messages. I think her query was very
> interesting, because we know that people use text and chat for many
> purposes besides personal ones. Such a corpus (preferably with timing
> data) would enable us to differentiate between variation due to
> formality and variation due to spontaneity and time pressure.
> Rich hijacked that query to promote patents (which is a completely
> different text type) and his own software project (which is not remotely
> necessary to analyze the publicly available patent database). Of course
> patents are worthwhile objects of study, but they're not text messages,
> and Rich's response was essentially spam.
> If anyone wants to promote their own project or suggest an area
> that deserves further study, go ahead, but start your own thread.

Regards, Trevor

<>< Re: deemed!

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