Review of software applications for deriving collocations

N.K. Anagnostou, G.R.S. Weir

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Abstract

The field of collocation extraction has enjoyed considerable growth and vitality from the 1990s onwards. Our research uncovered a multitude of software programs that can derive collocations from textual data, but also introduced the following question: Which one is the most fitting for the task of extracting collocations from a corpus? This paper attempts to answer the previous question. We start by stating the criteria on which we based our judgement of the software applications included in our review. We then move on to give a brief description of each package, in terms of its functions, merits and demerits. We conclude by stating which of the packages was deemed, according to our opinion, the most appropriate for our purposes and provide a summary table of the results of the software review.

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ConferenceICT in the Analysis, Teaching and Learning of Languages, Preprints of the ICTATLL Workshop 2006
CityGlasgow, UK
Period21/08/0622/08/06

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Keywords

  • collocation extraction
  • software applications

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Anagnostou, N. K., & Weir, G. R. S. (2006). Review of software applications for deriving collocations. 91-100. Paper presented at ICT in the Analysis, Teaching and Learning of Languages, Preprints of the ICTATLL Workshop 2006, Glasgow, UK, .
Anagnostou, N.K. ; Weir, G.R.S. / Review of software applications for deriving collocations. Paper presented at ICT in the Analysis, Teaching and Learning of Languages, Preprints of the ICTATLL Workshop 2006, Glasgow, UK, .9 p.
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Anagnostou, NK & Weir, GRS 2006, 'Review of software applications for deriving collocations' Paper presented at ICT in the Analysis, Teaching and Learning of Languages, Preprints of the ICTATLL Workshop 2006, Glasgow, UK, 21/08/06 - 22/08/06, pp. 91-100.

Review of software applications for deriving collocations. / Anagnostou, N.K.; Weir, G.R.S.

2006. 91-100 Paper presented at ICT in the Analysis, Teaching and Learning of Languages, Preprints of the ICTATLL Workshop 2006, Glasgow, UK, .

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Anagnostou NK, Weir GRS. Review of software applications for deriving collocations. 2006. Paper presented at ICT in the Analysis, Teaching and Learning of Languages, Preprints of the ICTATLL Workshop 2006, Glasgow, UK, .