Slavic computational and corpus linguistics

Dagmar Divjak, Tomaz Erjavec, Serge Sharoff

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In this paper, we focus on corpus-linguistic studies that address theoretical questions and on computational linguistic work on corpus annotation, that makes corpora useful for linguistic work. First, we discuss why the corpus linguistic approach was discredited by generative linguists in the second half of the 20th century, how it made a comeback through advances in computing and was adopted by usage-based linguistics at the beginning of the 21st century. Then, we move on to an overview of necessary and common annotation layers and the issues that are encountered when performing automatic annotation, with special emphasis on Slavic languages. Finally, we survey the types of research requiring corpora that Slavic linguists are involved in world-wide, and the resources they have at their disposal.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-199
JournalJournal of Slavic Linguistics (JSL)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 31 Oct 2017


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