I’ve attended a workshop on how to build a corpus for Computational Linguistic research

The workshop was held last Tuesday at Princess Noura University by Dr. Adnan Wali.

Dr. Wali was the head of the team responsible for building The Arabic Corpus. He pointed out to the importance of corpora in Computational Linguistics, and gave some guidelines in corpus construction and design. These guidelines include what type of text to include, how to save the text in the appropriate format and how to maintain a meta catalog of the corpus.

Dr Wali also gave some great examples of linguistic phenomena that can be studied using corpus linguistics.

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