Building corpora with the Live Search API

I just read Building and Exploring Web Corpora, which includes the Proceedings of the 3rd Web as Corpus Workshop (WAC3-2007) held at the University of Louvain-la-Neuve in September 2007. A number of papers describe how computational linguists have been using Microsoft’s Live Search Application Programming Interface (API) to build and clean corpora to be used…

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Untied Nations or United Nations?

During my vacation in December 2007, I had a chance to visit a friend of mine who works for the United Nations in Bangkok. On a Friday evening right before Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon’s visit to the UN Bangkok office, I chatted with his colleagues in the UN building over beer and wine. Many of them…

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