[Corpora-List] how many subscribers are there on corpora-list?

Hieu Hoang Hieu.Hoang at ed.ac.uk
Wed Aug 21 12:24:56 CEST 2013


imo, it is an imperfect but useful bit of information to gauge the relative popularity of the mailing list. In Oct 2010, i asked the same question for some popular NLP/SMT mailing list:

Corpora list : 3600

EAMT - 792

Moses - 630

Hope that helps someone

On 21 August 2013 11:02, Trevor Jenkins <trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com>wrote:


>
> On 21 Aug 2013, at 10:56, Alon Lischinsky <alischinsky at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > On 2013/8/21 Trevor Jenkins <trevor.jenkins at suneidesis.com> write:
> >
> >> But "subscribers" is a meaningless notion when anyone can access
> >> the archives of the list without being on the circulation list. It tells
> >> potential subscribers nothing. It tells current subscribers nothing.
> >
> > That's hand-waving the question away.
>
> Appropriate metaphor given what I do.
>
> > You don't know what exactly Ramesh intends to get out of this
> information, and you haven't made
> > the slightest attempt to find out. What makes you so sure that your
> > objections would apply?
>
> The onus is on Ramesh to explain what his purpose was in the first place.
>
> > In any case, I would say that the number of subscribers is an
> > imperfect but useful informal proxy for readership when other
> > variables are roughly comparable (e.g., one web-archived mailing list
> > to another).
>
>
> But we have no way of determining readership of web archives. Unless
> someone trawls through the web server access logs and extracts the relevant
> data. You might was well say that 1 is as useful an approximation for pi as
> any other in the calculation of ballistic trajectories.
>
> Regards, Trevor.
>
> <>< Re: deemed!
>
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