The Computer and the Corpus
The computer holds one or more corpora designed to suit your needs, and searches for information that you request. This may include:
- finding and organising the citations you need from the corpus
- analysing the corpus statistically in various ways
- analysing it linguistically, eg. grammatically, semantically
- combining these processes into sophisticated research
Here are some of the questions that The Tuscan Word Centre will help you answer:
- How do you focus corpus information towards your own objectives?
- How do you interpret the evidence that the computer provides?
- How do you design the best corpus for your needs?
- Where can you find text material for a corpus?
- How much does it all cost?
What are the responsibilities of a corpus holder?
How do you keep track of the sources of citations?
How do you tell the computer what you want to know
How do you plan the tactics of a complex query?
How can you automate as much of the work as possible?
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- How do you examine the answers to your queries under advantageous conditions?
- How do you frame supplementary queries?
- How do you evaluate your results?
- How can you present your results to best advantage?