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Searching Text Corpora with grep

  • Tomasz Obrębski
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Soft Computing book series (AINSC, volume 35)

Abstract

The paper presents simple methods for perfoming pattern search on annotated text corpora. Elementary text processing techniques are applied, based on the use of common text scanning tools: flex and grep. The methods allow to properly handle ambiguous annotation, as well as structured tags. Processing times for some types of queries are comparable to those attained by elaborated search engines using indexing techniques with query languages of similar expressiveness.

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© Springer 2006

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomasz Obrębski
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  1. 1.Adam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland

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