9.1109, FYI: Software, Qur'anic Studies, Portuguese

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LINGUIST List:  Vol-9-1109. Fri Aug 7 1998. ISSN: 1068-4875.

Subject: 9.1109, FYI: Software, Qur'anic Studies, Portuguese

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1)
Date:  Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:25:24 +0100
From:  Jo Calder <J.Calder at ed.ac.uk>
Subject:  Thistle: parameterizable diagram editor

2)
Date:           Fri, 31 Jul 1998 16:24:53 GMT
From:  <AY7 at soas.ac.uk>
Subject:        Journal of Qur'anic Studies

3)
Date:  Tue, 04 Aug 1998 13:38:06 +0200
From:  Signe.Oksefjell at informatics.sintef.no
Subject:  Portuguese Resources on the Web

-------------------------------- Message 1 -------------------------------

Date:  Mon, 27 Jul 1998 12:25:24 +0100
From:  Jo Calder <J.Calder at ed.ac.uk>
Subject:  Thistle: parameterizable diagram editor


The Language Technology Group of the Human Communication Research
Centre, University of Edinburgh, is pleased to announce the release of
version 1.5 of the diagram display engine and editor `Thistle'.

Thistle is a novel design for a parameterizable diagram display engine
and editor.  Instances of the Thistle scheme allow editing of diagrams
associated with the following linguistic theories/formalisms:

- HPSG (all of the theory-internal diagrams from Pollard and Sag '94)
- DRT
- some CG variants
- PATR II
- metrical trees (as per Hogg and McCully)
- analysis and type trees from Dowty, Wall and Peters' exposition of
  Montague's PTQ

The page of demonstrations (see below) contains a pointers to a number
of other diagram classes and applications, including step-time
animations of diagrams.  New classes of diagram can be created by
writing simple grammar rules.

Here are some of the more conspicuous changes from version 1.4beta:

- a few more diagram classes are available
- textual elements of a diagram may be constrained by regular
expressions
- there is now a tutorial

There have also been numerous minor improvements and corrections to
programming errors, and enhancements or additions to existing diagram
classes.

More detailed descriptions of Thistle and many example pages are
available from

http://www.ltg.ed.ac.uk/software/thistle/index.html

and pages reachable from there.  The demo pages require a Java-enabled
browser.

Thistle is available free-of-charge for non-commercial purposes.
Completion of a registration form is required.  Existing registered
users may upgrade to 1.5 following the access instructions already
communicated to them.

Happy Drawing,

Jo Calder

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Jonathan Calder

Language Technology Group,
Human Communication Research Centre
and Centre for Cognitive Science
University of Edinburgh
2/6B2 Buccleuch Place
Edinburgh, Scotland EH8 9LW

Phone: (0131) 650 4656
Fax:   (0131) 650 4587

WWW: http://www.cogsci.ed.ac.uk/~jo


-------------------------------- Message 2 -------------------------------

Date:           Fri, 31 Jul 1998 16:24:53 GMT
From:  <AY7 at soas.ac.uk>
Subject:        Journal of Qur'anic Studies


In my message of 24 July re. the new Journal of Qur'anic Studies, the
email address given for info. had attached to it my automatic
signature, making a nonsense of the address. You might want to note
the email for Professor M. Abdel Haleem is : ha4 at soas.ac.uk

You can also contact me at: ay7 at soas.ac.uk

Apologies, thanks and in anticipation

A Yusuf, Centre of Islamic Studies, SOAS


-------------------------------- Message 3 -------------------------------

Date:  Tue, 04 Aug 1998 13:38:06 +0200
From:  Signe.Oksefjell at informatics.sintef.no
Subject:  Portuguese Resources on the Web

We have just compiled a catalogue of NLP resources for Portuguese,
listing corpora, dictionaries, terminological databases, tools and
other possible pointers of interest, at
http://www.oslo.sintef.no/portug/recursos.html We welcome additions
and suggestions for improvement.

Diana Santos and Signe Oksefjell
projecto at informatics.sintef.no
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Computational processing of Portuguese

SINTEF Telecom and Informatics
Forskningsveien 1
Box 124 Blindern
N-0314 Oslo, Norway			
Fax. +47 22 06 73 50
Email: projecto at informatics.sintef.no
URL: http://www.oslo.sintef.no/portug
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