Measuring the homogeneity and similarity of language corpora

  • Gabriela Maria Chiara Cavaglia

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Corpus-based methods are now dominant in Natural Language Processing (NLP). Creating big corpora is no longer difficult and the technology to analyze them is growing faster, more robust and more accurate. However, when an NLP application performs well on one corpus, it is unclear whether this level of performance would be maintained on others. To make progress on these questions, we need methods for comparing corpora. This thesis investigates comparison methods based on the notions of corpus homogeneity and similarity.
Date of AwardJul 2005
Original languageEnglish
Awarding Institution
  • University of Brighton

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