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Language and hybridization : Pidgin tales from the China Coast
This essay looks at the history of pidgin and creole studies in the context of linguistic theory with particular reference to the study of ‘Chinese pidgin English’. It argues that, although linguistics makes the claim to ...
Semantic annotation of a Japanese speech corpus
This paper describes the semantic annotations we are performing on the CallHome Japanese corpus of spontaneous, unscripted telephone conversations (LDC, 1996). Our annotations include (i) semantic classes for all nouns and ...
Reusing an ontology to generate numeral classifiers
In this paper, we present a solution to the problem of generating Japanese numeral classifiers using semantic classes from an ontology. Most nouns must take a numeral classifier when they are ...
Memory-based learning for article generation
Article choice can pose difficult problems in applications such as machine translation and automated summarization. In this paper, we investigate the use of corpus data to collect statistical generalizations about article ...