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Latin Computational Linguistics

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Computational linguistics and quantitative corpus linguistics offer valuable resources and techniques for doing what Latin linguists have always done. The crucial frequency information contained in the valency lexicon allows for further corpus-based synchronic and diachronic investigations on verbal argument structure which account for language usage. This chapter contributes to advances in Latin Linguistics and also aims at inspiring computational linguists. The approach relies on the relations of synonymy and hyperonymy as defined in Latin WordNet, while the latter measures the similarity between two words in terms of the syntactic and lexical contexts. The chapter exploits existing collections of Latin texts, aiming at showing how new resources can be built from these collections and how they can be quantitatively analysed. The methodological contribution in the chapter is intrinsically cross-disciplinary, because it defines Latin computational linguistics from the combination of computational methods and Latin data.

Keywords: corpus-based synchronic and diachronic investigations; Latin computational linguistics; Latin valencylexicons; Latin WordNet; quantitative corpus linguistics



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