[Corpora-List] WordNet ignores function words ...

Albretch Mueller lbrtchx at gmail.com
Thu May 4 20:48:46 CEST 2017


On 5/4/17, John F Sowa <sowa at bestweb.net> wrote:
> Albretch
>> "large" corpora (collections of such texts), you can arrive at a
>> full description of the grammar of a language in a deductive way...
>>How "large" is "large" enough?
>
> The Rosetta stone had 14 lines of hieroglyphic text. That text
> plus the corresponding Greek was sufficient for *human* analysts
> to get started. Some of the glyphs were also used for their
> phonetic value. With the assumption that Coptic, as preserved in
> religious texts, was a descendant of ancient Egyptian, linguists
> were also able to reconstruct the phonemes of the ancient language.

Exactly! For that particular job 14 lines of hieroglyphic text, the assumption that Coptic was a descendant of ancient Egyptian and other aspects they were able to to get started deciphering ancient Egyptian hieroglyphics, but it was not enough to study the hierarchical dynamics of ancient Egyptian society and how did it change historically.

lbrtchx



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