[Corpora-List] Difference in POS tag distribution in different genres

Angus Grieve-Smith grvsmth at panix.com
Mon Dec 17 05:51:00 CET 2012

I just got a chance to read Andrew's paper, which covers a lot of the same ground that I did in my 2006 paper. "The broader point that this exploration of the use of POS ratios as tools for corpus analysis has hopefully demonstrated is that corpus annotations — such as part-of-speech tagging — cannot be treated simplistically." Yep, that's about it!

On 12/16/2012 7:01 PM, Hardie, Andrew wrote:
> Hi Karin,
> In my 2007 paper on this subject [*], I gave an overview of (what I believed to be) most of the prominent literature published on the topic up till then. (You might also find my discussion on pp 73-74 of that paper relevant to your question re "analysis of the reasons".)
> I'm not up-to-date on anything published since that date, unfortunately.
> best
> Andrew.
> [*] Hardie, A (2007) Part-of-speech ratios in English corpora. International Journal of Corpus Linguistics 12(1): 55-81.


-Angus B. Grieve-Smith

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