“automatically monitors the changing state of the language in text”

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Aviator

Analysis of Verbal Interaction and Automated Text Retrieval

This system, developed at the University of Birmingham, automatically monitors the changing state of the language in text. The software is designed as a series of filters, through which the textual data 'flows' at regular intervals, thus providing a diachronic view of linguistic event.

Filter 1
Identifies and categorises new word forms (neologisms)
Filter 2
Identifies new word pairs or terms
Filter 3
Identifies words which have changed in meaning
Filter 4
Tracks the frequency of each type across time, with a view to establishing the core, unchanging words of the language.

See the AVIATOR Bibliography for publications about the project.

Acknowledgement: The Aviator Project was funded by the DTI from 1990-1993.