A LOGICAL APPROACH
TO COMPUTATIONAL
CORPUS LINGUISTICS

This page is dedicated to an approach to corpus linguistics that uses sentences of logic to express statements about texts, and inference to manipulate these sentences in order to analyse the texts.

Saint Jerome

To the right is a picture of Saint Jerome (Eusebius Hieronymus), c.347-420, painted by Albrecht Dürer 500 years ago. Jerome was a Father of the Church, whose great work was the translation of the Bible into Latin. At that time there were no computers. In the picture, sitting in his lab, Jerome seems to be accessing his intuitions, while pointing at a corpus.

Thesis

I suggest that you begin by reading the abstract. Should this whet your appetite, the complete thesis is available in PostScript and in Acrobat format. The Acrobat file can be viewed and printed on most UNIX systems, PCs and Macintoshes with the free Adobe Acrobat Reader software. If you are using Netscape Navigator, and if the Acrobat Amber Reader Plug-In is installed in your Netscape Plug-in directory, you can browse the thesis directly in your Netscape Navigator window. You may also order a hard copy of the book, by filling in a form and clicking a button.

Göteborg in May, 1996
T.L.

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