The GLAUx corpus: methodological issues in designing a long-term, diverse, multi-layered corpus of Ancient Greek

Alek Keersmaekers


Abstract
This paper describes the GLAUx project (“the Greek Language Automated”), an ongoing effort to develop a large long-term diachronic corpus of Greek, covering sixteen centuries of literary and non-literary material annotated with NLP methods. After providing an overview of related corpus projects and discussing the general architecture of the corpus, it zooms in on a number of larger methodological issues in the design of historical corpora. These include the encoding of textual variants, handling extralinguistic variation and annotating linguistic ambiguity. Finally, the long- and short-term perspectives of this project are discussed.
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2021.lchange-1.6
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Proceedings of the 2nd International Workshop on Computational Approaches to Historical Language Change 2021
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August
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2021
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Online
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ACL | IJCNLP | LChange
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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39–50
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https://aclanthology.org/2021.lchange-1.6
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10.18653/v1/2021.lchange-1.6
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