14.0761 BNC World Edition; book on intonation

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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 14, No. 761.
           Centre for Computing in the Humanities, King's College London

       [1] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (31)
             Subject: BNC World Edition now available

       [2] From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu> (122)
             Subject: Book: Intonation: Analysis, Modelling and Technology

             Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 07:49:32 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: BNC World Edition now available

    >> From: Lou Burnard <lou.burnard@computing-services.oxford.ac.uk>


    After many delays (a postal strike being the latest) Oxford's
    Humanities Computing Unit is now shipping the revised second edition
    of the British National Corpus, which we are calling BNC-WORLD to
    indicate that the corpus is now available under licence world wide.

    For background information on the BNC, a one-hundred million word
    snapshot of the English language at the end of the 20th century,
    please visit our website at http://info.ox.ac.uk/bnc

    A licence to use BNC World is available in two flavours: under the single
    user licence (cost 50 pounds) you can install the whole corpus and the
    SARA software on a single machine for personal use; alternatively, for
    250 pounds you can set up the corpus for networked access by up to 50
    people. Alternatively, for the same prices, you can install just the
    corpus itself and use whatever software you like. The corpus is supplied
    in compressed format as a single tar archive containing over 4000 files of
    SGML data. Full documentation of the linguistic and structural tagging is

    The part-of-speech tagging in the new edition has been extensively
    revised at Lancaster University. Large numbers of errors and
    inconsistencies in the tagging and markup have been removed, and the
    encoding has been brought into conformance with recent standards. Several
    enhancements and corrections have been made in the metadata attached to
    each text. The SARA software now includes facilities for lemmatized searching,
    improved handling of collocation searching, and the ability to build
    and use arbitrary subcorpora.

    For ordering information, please visit

    Lou Burnard

       Lou Burnard http://users.ox.ac.uk/~lou

             Date: Thu, 22 Mar 2001 07:51:14 +0000
             From: "David L. Gants" <dgants@english.uga.edu>
             Subject: Book: Intonation: Analysis, Modelling and Technology

    >> From: Jean Veronis <Jean.Veronis@newsup.univ-mrs.fr>

                              KLUWER ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS
                                     Volume 15
                    Series editors: Nancy Ide and Jean V=E9ronis

                        Analysis, Modelling and Technology
                                    edited by
                                 Antonis Botinis
            University of Sk=F6vde, Sweden, and University of Athens, Greece

    The volume Intonation: Analysis, Modelling and Technology covers the
    main=20 aspects of intonation, written by international researchers in the
    field.=20 Following the Introduction, fourteen chapters are organised into
    five=20 thematic sections: Overview of Intonation, Prominence and Focus,
    Boundaries= =20 and Discourse, Intonation Modelling and Intonation Technology.

    Each chapter is basically autonomous within a thematic section, but the=20
    subject of several chapters extends over more than one thematic section.=20
    The combination of a wide range of research areas, as well as=20
    interdisciplinary approaches in the study of intonation, makes this volume=
    =20 a unique contribution to the international scientific community.

    Basic knowledge of Intonation and Prosody is assumed in the context of=20
    linguistic and computational backgrounds. Readers may range from
    students=20 of advanced undergraduate to postgraduate and research levels
    as well as=20 individual researchers within a variety of disciplines such
    as Experimental= =20 Phonetics, General and Computational Linguistics,
    Computer Science, and=20 SpeechLanguage Engineering.

    Kluwer Academic Publishers, Dordrecht

    Hardbound, ISBN 0-7923-6605-0
    October 2000, 408 pp.
    NLG 320.00 / USD 156.00 / GBP 99.00

    Paperback, ISBN 0-7923-6723-5
    October 2000, 408 pp.
    NLG 110.00 / USD 54.00 / GBP 34.00



    List of contributors.

    1. Introduction; A. Botinis.


    2. Intonation: Past, Present, Future; M. Rossi.


    3. Acoustic-phonetic Analysis of Prominence in Swedish; G. Fant, et al.

    4. Prosodic Disambiguation in English and Italian; J. Hirschberg, C.=

    5. Contrastive Tonal Analysis of Focus Perception in Greek and Swedish; A.=
    Botinis, et al.


    6. Phonetic Correlates of Statement versus Question Intonation in Dutch;=20
    V.J. van Heuven, J. Haan.

    7. Pitch Movements and Information Structure in Spontaneous Dutch=20
    Discourse; M. van
    Donzel, F. Koopmans-van Beinum.

    8. Discourse Constraints on F0 Peak Timing in English; A. Wichmann, et al.


    9. Automatic Stylisation and Modelling of French and Italian Intonation; E.
    Campione, et al.

    10. A Phonological Model of French Intonation; S.-A. Jun, C. Fougeron.

    11. A Declination Model of Mandarin Chinese; C. Shih.

    12. A Quantitative Model of F0 Generation and Alignment; J.P.H. van Santen,=


    13. Modelling of Swedish Text and Discourse Intonation in a Speech=20
    Synthesis Framework; G. Bruce, et al.

    14. A Prosodic Model for Text-to-speech Synthesis in French; A. Di Cristo,
    et al.

    15. Prosodic Parameters of French in a Speech Recognition System;
    K. Bartkova.

    Subject index.
    Index of names.


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