poster / demo / art installation
  1. 1. Lou Burnard

    Humanities Computing Unit - Oxford University

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SARA (SGML Aware Retrieval Application) is a client/server text retrieval system which can be used to search, browse, and display very large SGML documents. It was developed at OUCS with funding from the British Library as a part of the British National Corpus (BNC) project. This DTI/SERC project resulted in the creation of a 100 million word corpus of modern British English, both spoken and written, in which each word is linguistically tagged and the whole structure is marked up in TEI-conformant SGML.

The presentation will explain the basic approach taken in designing SARA, and demonstrate the facilities of the current version as a means of providing general access to the BNC, or other very large SGML documents, for a range of uses, both novice and specialist.

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Conference Info

In review


Hosted at University of Bergen

Bergen, Norway

June 25, 1996 - June 29, 1996

147 works by 190 authors indexed

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Series: ACH/ICCH (16), ALLC/EADH (23), ACH/ALLC (8)

Organizers: ACH, ALLC

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  • Language: English
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