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Lunch & Learn • Russian National Corpus: A Mirror of Linguistic, Political, and Social Life of a Nation
January 23, 2018 @ 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm
In this talk, Dr. Katya Pertsova (Linguistics, UNC) will discuss corpus linguistics and specifically focus on the Russian National Corpus (RNC). Corpora (large collections of texts, often annotated with additional information) have become ubiquitous in social sciences and humanities because they provide opportunities for mining large amounts of data to reveal patterns about language, culture, and society. RNC is unique in being one of the largest free corpora that include semantic information. Dr. Pertsova will demonstrate how to search this corpus via its on-line interface, and discuss some examples of research that rely on RNC.
Katya Pertsova is an associate professor in the UNC Linguistics Department. Her research lies at the intersection of theoretical linguistics, computational modeling, and psycholinguistics. In particular, she is interested in questions related to computational models of learning morphology, complexity metrics of linguistic patterns, lexical storage and organization, and language evolution.
Lunch and Learn is an interactive lecture series that provides CSEEES faculty affiliates the opportunity to showcase their current research. The lectures are open to all interested faculty, students, staff, and community members. Lunch is provided per timely registration. Please RSVP here.