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Spreading the Word about (Web)Genre Research

Spreading the Word about (Web)Genre Research

What is genre? Why is it useful to master genre conventions? Can we classify document genres automatically? Around the world, lots of researches and scholars belonging to a wide range of disciplines are trying to provide answers to these and to many other questions. Aristotle suggested the first genre classification scheme by dividing literature into Tragedy, Comedy and Lyrics (well, I am oversimplifying…).  Aristotle smoothly classified all the knowledge of his time, so arguably classifying genres … Read entire article »

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Looking for Corpora to explore Cross-Linguality

Dear All, I am looking for corpora of any genre in the following languages: English, Swedish, Polish, Italian, Finnish, Estonian, and Hungarian. I am already aware of a number of corpora (several posts in this blog are dedicated to the dissemination of corpora-related information). These corpora are mostly in English. I would like now to focus on: 1) additional languages and 2) additional genres, such as search query logs, tv scripts, emails, tweets, whatsup messages, etc. All genres are well accepted! The only requirement is: corpora must be free and publicly available. Everybody must be able to replicate or extend experiments using the same corpora/datasets. The purpose of the experiments is to explore cross-linguality in different settings. Please, read the use cases below in order to have an idea of the type of communicative situations we … Read entire article »

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Reading Suggestions: Meaning & Genre — Affect & Buying Behaviour

1)  Pattern and Meaning across Genres and Disciplines: An Exploratory Study Author:    Groom, Nicholas Journal of English for Academic Purposes, v4 n3 p257-277 Jul 2005 Abstract:    Work in corpus linguistics has led to the development of a theory of language as “phraseology” [Hunston, S., & Francis, G. (1999). "Pattern grammar: A corpus-driven approach to the lexical grammar of English." Amsterdam: John Benjamins. Sinclair, J. M. (1991). "Corpus, concordance, collocation." Oxford: Oxford University Press. Sinclair, J. M. (2004). "Trust the text: Language, corpus and discourse." London: Routledge.]. This paper investigates whether and to what extent phraseology, as exemplified by the grammar patterns “it” v-link ADJ that- (e.g. “It is clear that the problem of evidence continues to vex new historicist criticism”) and “it” v-link ADJ to-inf (e.g. “it is important to compare unemployment rates … Read entire article »

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White Paper: Text Analytics and Genre Awareness to the rescue of BI & CEM

Text Analytics and Genre Awareness to the rescue of Business Intelligence (BI) & Customer Experience Management (CEM) by Marina Santini, Copyright © 2012, All rights reserved. Citation:  Santini, Marina (2012). Text Analytics and Genre Awareness to the rescue of Business Intelligence (BI) & Customer Experience Management (CEM). [White paper]. Retrieved from Business Intelligence and Customer Experience Management Generally speaking, business intelligence (BI) refers to computer-based techniques used to analyze business data, such as sales revenues, relational database reports, etc , mainly through standard statistical packages. BI’s main aims are to support better business decision-making and planning. Many statistical packages are available to make sense of numbers and structured data, e.g.  SAS, SPSS, COGNOS, etc. However, businesses create a huge amount of valuable information in the form of emails, memos, notes from call-centers, news, user … Read entire article »

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