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ERIC Number: ED414748
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
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Strategies for Identifying Terms in Specialised Texts.
Pearson, Jennifer
TEANGA: The Irish Yearbook of Applied Linguistics, n16 p33-42 1996
A study of two language corpora (recommendations and specifications produced by the International Telecommunications Union for its members, and a corpus containing university syllabi for economics, biology, and history) investigated lexicographic strategies for identifying terms in specialized texts. In the first phase, a list of all possible term formations was compiled by examining the composition of words and phrases known to be terms, and their patterns were analyzed. In the course of this analysis, a number of signals of the presence of a term within a sentence were noted, and these were used to refine the term identification process, first by identifying all term candidates and many non-terms in the corpora, and then by selecting those term candidates that also satisfied the generic reference criteria (i.e., it must be unmarked and not modified by a word that does not form an integral part of the term) and at least one additional criterion based on the occurrence of the signals. (MSE)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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