From August 2002 to August 2002
Project Leader(s): Dr Hermann Moisl
Sponsors: British Academy
This paper addresses the related issues of statistical analysis of text corpora and of intuitively-accessible representation of the results of such analysis, with reference to the Newcastle Electronic Corpus of Tyneside English (NECTE) project.
It proposes topographic mapping as a tool for analysis and visualization of the NECTE corpus, and is in three main parts. The first gives a brief account of the NECTE project, the second explains the nature of topographic mapping and the motivation for its use, and the third gives an example of how topographic mapping can be implemented using the Self-Organizing Map artificial neural network architecture.
Associated publication: Moisl, H. and Beal, J.C. (2001) ‘Corpus Analysis and Results: Visualization Using Self-Organizing Maps’, Corpus Linguistics 2001, Lancaster University, 386-391.
Dr Hermann Moisl