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A modernised version of the Glossa corpus search system

Anders Nøklestad
The Text Laboratory, ILN, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Kristin Hagen
The Text Laboratory, ILN, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Janne Bondi Johannessen
The Text Laboratory, ILN, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway / MultiLing, University of Oslo, Norway

Michal Kosek
The Text Laboratory, ILN, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

Joel Priestley
The Text Laboratory, ILN, University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway

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Published in: Proceedings of the 21st Nordic Conference on Computational Linguistics, NoDaLiDa, 22-24 May 2017, Gothenburg, Sweden

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 131:32, p. 251-254

NEALT Proceedings Series 29:32, p. 251-254

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Published: 2017-05-08

ISBN: 978-91-7685-601-7

ISSN: 1650-3686 (print), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper presents and describes a modernised version of Glossa, a corpus search and results visualisation system with a user-friendly interface. The system is open source and can be easily installed on servers or even laptops for use with suitably prepared corpora. It handles parallel corpora as well as monolingual written and spoken corpora. For spoken corpora, the search results can be linked to audio/video, and spectrographic analysis and visualised geographical distributions can be provided. We will demonstrate the range of search options and result visualisations that Glossa provides.


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