Automatic Mapping Among Lexico-Grammatical Annotation Models (AMALGAM)

AMALGAM TAGGER - EMAIL



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This is the help file for using the amalgam tagger by email.

Email software written by Sean Wilcock. Tagging software written by John Hughes.

For tagging requests, please mail amalgam-tagger@comp.leeds.ac.uk. For questions about the email service or reports of bugs, please mail eric@comp.leeds.ac.uk (or my alternate ID amalgam@comp.leeds.ac.uk).

You can request eight types of tagging. Please use just the following abbreviations (given in brackets) for the tagging schemes in the subject line of your mail message: :

  1. Brown Corpus (Brown)
  2. International Corpus of English (ICE)
  3. Lundon-Lund Corpus (LLC)
  4. Lancaster-Oslo/Bergen Corpus (LOB)
  5. UNIX parts (Parts)
  6. Polytechnic of Wales Corpus (POW)
  7. Spoken English Corpus (SEC)
  8. University of Pennsylvania Corpus (UPenn)

Each tagging scheme that you specify will produce its own mailed reply.

Please note that the tagger is intended for English text - it will not work for languages other than English.

By default, the tagger will use our tokeniser for any scheme until the word 'notoken' is encountered in the subject line. For any scheme name after that the tokeniser will not be used. You can toggle between tokenisation and non-tokenisation by inserting 'token' and 'notoken' between any group of scheme names e.g.

Subject: ice lob notoken sec parts token upenn.

Our tokeniser will be used when tagging ICE, LOB and Upenn, and will not be used when tagging SEC and PARTS.

In the body of the message please enclose the text you wish to be tagged in ASCII format. When your request has been dealt with, the tagged text will be returned in vertical format.

If the keyword 'verbose' is specified in the subject line, the system will provide additional information about each tag for any scheme after 'verbose' in the subject line until the word 'noverbose' is encountered. For example, if the e-mail message is

To: amalgam-tagger@comp.leeds.ac.uk
Subject: verbose lob

If he's not in action, he's in traction!

the following text will be e-mailed back:

if/CS         conjunction, subordinating
he/PP3A	      pronoun, personal, nominative, 3rd person singular
's/BEZ        verb "to be", present tense, 3rd person singular 
not/XNOT      negator
in/IN         preposition 
action/NN     noun, singular, common 
,/,           comma
he/PP3A       pronoun, personal, nominative, 3rd person singular
's/BEZ        verb "to be", present tense, 3rd person singular 
in/IN         preposition
traction/NN   noun, singular, common
!/!           exclamation mark 

If the subject field is left blank the system will treat it as:

Subject: HELP VERBOSE BROWN ICE LLC LOB PARTS POW SEC UPENN

i.e. the system will send back help information plus the text that is included in the body of the message tagged with all 8 tagsets in verbose mode.

(If you wish to see this help file only, please type 'help' as the subject of your message).

This help file written by Sean Wilcock For a more detailed help file please mail 'amalgam-tagger' with the subject 'help'.

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