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The Taming of a Dialect: Interlinear Glossing of Swiss German Text Messages

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)
Author Ruef Beni, Ueberwasser Simone,
Project SMS communication in Switzerland: Facets of linguistic variation in a multilingual country
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Contribution to book (peer-reviewed)

Book Proceedings of the Workshop on Automatic Processing of Non-Standard Data Sources in Corpus-Based Res
Editor , Zentrum Sprachenvielfalt und Mehrsprachigkeit der Universität zu Köln
Publisher Shake, Maastricht
Page(s) 61 - 68
ISBN 978-3-8440-2222-3
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the Workshop on Automatic Processing of Non-Standard Data Sources in Corpus-Based Res

Abstract

The Swiss German dialects (SGD) have no fixed orthography. Furthermore, text messages contain a lot of abbreviations and forms of code-switching. To enable corpus search and the application of computational linguistic methods, the Swiss SMS corpus was normalized by means of interlinear glossing. This paper describes the tool developed for this task and the practical experiences gained.
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