Using
Computers
in
Linguistics:
A Practical Guide

Chapter 6

Software
for Doing
Field Linguistics

Evan Antworth
Summer Institute of Linguistics

J. Randolph Valentine
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Online Appendix:
Phonology and Morphology


Data Management


Speech Analysis and Phonetics


Phonology and Morphology


Syntax and Grammar Description


Lexicon


Text Analysis


Language Survey and Comparison

Phonology and Morphology

The programs listed below are used mainly for phonological/morphological analysis and parsing. AMPLE and STAMP are used together to do limited machine adaptation of texts. MacCADA is a Macintosh version of AMPLE and STAMP. PC-KIMMO uses a two-level model of phonology.

AMPLE

Morphological parsing program that can be used by itself or together with STAMP to form a practical system for doing machine translation of texts. AMPLE does the morphological analysis (parsing) of an input text and STAMP does transfer and synthesis of the text into a target language. See also MacCADA.

  • Systems supported: DOS, UNIX, and Macintosh
  • Current version: 3.0
  • Developer: Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Distributor: International Academic Bookstore, 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX, USA, tel. (972) 708-7404, fax (972) 708-7363.
  • Price: $26.00
  • Documentation: Weber, David J., H. Andrew Black and Stephen R. McConnel. 1988. AMPLE: A Tool for Exploring Morphology. Occasional Publications in Academic Computing 15. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  • Review: Simons, Gary F. 1989. "A tool for exploring morphology", Notes on Linguistics 44:51-59 [Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics].
  • URL: gopher://gopher.sil.org/11/gopher_root/computing/software/linguistics/cada/ample/

MacCADA

Integrated user interface for AMPLE and STAMP.


STAMP

Together with AMPLE, forms a practical system for doing machine translation of texts. AMPLE does the morphological analysis (parsing) of an input text and STAMP does transfer and synthesis of the text into a target language. See also MacCADA.

  • Systems supported: DOS, UNIX, and Macintosh
  • Current version: 1.2
  • Developer: Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Distributor: International Academic Bookstore, 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX, USA, tel. (972) 708-7404, fax (972) 708-7363.
  • Price: $20.00
  • Documentation: Weber, David J., Stephen R. McConnel, H. Andrew Black and Alan Buseman. 1990. STAMP: A Tool for Dialect Adaptation. Occasional Publications in Academic Computing 15. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  • URL: gopher://gopher.sil.org/11/gopher_root/computing/software/linguistics/cada/stamp/

PC-KIMMO

A general tool for building morphological parsers for natural language processing systems, it can also be used to model and test a phonological and morphological analysis of a language. Based on Koskenniemi's two-level model of morphology, phonological rules can be run in either direction: underlying to surface or surface to underlying.

  • Systems supported: DOS, UNIX, and Macintosh
  • Current version: 2.1
  • Developer: Summer Institute of Linguistics
  • Distributor: International Academic Bookstore, 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road, Dallas, TX, USA, tel. (972) 708-7404, fax (972) 708-7363.
  • Price: $24.00 (includes software versions 1 and 2 and documentation)
  • Documentation: Antworth, Evan L. 1990. PC-KIMMO: A Two-level Processor for Morphological Analysis. Occasional Publications in Academic Computing 16. Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics.
  • Reviews:
    1. Hinkelman, Elizabeth and Mark Olsen. 1992. "PC-Kimmo: A Computational Linguistic Tool for Humanities Applications", Computers and the Humanities 26(2):157-162.
    2. Simons, Gary F. 1991. "A Two-level Processor for Morphological Analysis", Notes on Linguistics 53:19-27 [Dallas, TX: Summer Institute of Linguistics].
    3. Sproat, Richard. 1991. "Review of PC-KIMMO", Computational Linguistics 17(2):229-231.
  • URL: http://www.sil.org/pckimmo/

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This page is part of an online appendix for the book Using Computers in Linguistics: A Practical Guide, edited by John M. Lawler and Helen Aristar Dry (Routledge, 1998).

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