Re: Corpora: Noun phrases categories

From: Andrew Harley (
Date: Mon May 20 2002 - 16:11:49 MET DST

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    At 11:32 20/05/2002 +0900, Francis Bond wrote:

    > >From a computational point of view, I have been looking at
    >countability from the point of view of Japanese-to-English MT, and
    >suggest splitting countability into 5 types (with a couple of
    >sub-types): Fully countable; Strongly Countable; Weakly Countable;
    >Uncountable and Plural Only.
    >As far as I know there isn't any labeled data generally available, but
    >I would be happy to be proved wrong.

    These are interesting categories. Our English dictionaries classify nouns
    into countable, uncountable, singular and plural; and naturally only
    include single words and common compounds and idioms, not longer or rarer
    noun phrases. This data is available as part of our CIDE+ data resource;
    see or contact me for some
    more information.

    Andrew Harley
    Electronic Development Manager
    English Language Teaching & Dictionaries
    Cambridge University Press

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