Heuristic theory in corpus compilation

John Gideon PATKIN

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Abstract

Building the Asian Corpus of English (ACE, 2014) involved complex interactions between researchers, participants, transcription conventions, software and hardware. The gathering and transcribing of naturally occurring conversations of English among Asian multilinguals was undertaken by a team of more than twenty researchers in nine locations across Asia. Modelled on the Vienna Oxford Corpus of English (VOICE), ACE faced unique challenges due to linguistic, cultural and geographical differences. These problems were solved through procedures and tools known as heuristics which were built on prior experience and also trial and error. The process of developing and categorising these skills are presented with experiences shared by ACE researchers and the author along with examples from the corpus. Copyright © 2016 Walter de Gruyter GmbH.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)333-354
JournalJournal of English as a Lingua Franca
Volume5
Issue number2
Early online dateSep 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016

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Transcription
Linguistics
heuristics
Hardware
Vienna
hardware
experience
conversation
linguistics
interaction
Compilation
Asia
Heuristics

Citation

Patkin, J. (2016). Heuristic theory in corpus compilation. Journal of English as a Lingua Franca, 5(2), 333-354.

Keywords

  • Asia
  • Corpus
  • ELF
  • Heuristics
  • Transcription
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