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Istituto di linguistica computazionale "Antonio Zampolli"

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Tipo: Abstract in atti di convegno

Titolo: A Terminology Based Re-Definition of Grey Literature

Anno di pubblicazione: 2010

Formato: Cartaceo

Autori: Marzi, Claudia; Pardelli, Gabriella; Sassi, Manuela

Affiliazioni autori: ILC-CNR

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Lingua: inglese

Abstract: The Luxembourg Convention on Grey Literature held in 1997 offered the following definition of Grey Literature (expanded in New York, 2004): "Information produced and distributed on all levels of government, academics, business and industry in electronic and print formats not controlled by commercial publishing, i.e. where publishing is not the primary activity of the producing body". Is this definition still valuable? Is it so far completely satisfactory? Or does it rather need important modifications? We suggest that an interesting re-definition of GL can be based upon careful examination of the longitudinal trend of 10 years of terminological creativity in the proceedings of the GL international Conference. Our empirical basis is the Corpus of GreyText Inhouse Archive, available on http://www.greynet.org/opensiglerepository.html consisting of titles, themes, keywords and full abstracts, for a total amount of more than sixty thousand word tokens. In the full version of our paper, we intend to focus on a set of automatically-acquired terms (both single-word and multi-word terms) obtained by subjecting our reference Corpus to a number of pre-processing steps of automated text analysis, such as concordances, frequency lists and lexical association scores (e.g. Mutual Information on word pairs). To anticipate some of our results, the following three terms, that appear to be shared by various disciplinary sub-fields, mark, in our view, important stages in the evolution of our current understanding of GL: digital, access and web. The attribute digital, an increasingly popular synonym of the now obsolete electronic, emphasises the growing importance of computer-based encoding as the standard medium of GL. The noun access (defining the process of accessing text documents) is seen in the company of adjectives like easy, full, grey and open to shape up important conceptual innovations in the way GL material is distributed: e.g. open access focuses on the free accessibility of digital contents. Coupled with information, document and repository (note, however, that repository is generally understood as a technical synonym of open archive), access points to a conception of world-wide available, structured cultural contents. Finally, reference to the web lays emphasis on the huge importance of the World Wide Web as the standard means of disseminating GL. All these aspects are not fully taken into account in the standard definition of GL reported above. Our inquiry is intended to pave the way to a bottom-up re-definition of GL, stemming from the terminological creativity and lexical innovation monitored over ten years of technical work in the field.

Pagine da: 24

Pagine a: 28

Pagine totali: 5


GL-conference series
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ISSN: 1385-2308

Numero volume: 12


GL-conference series
Paese di pubblicazione:
ISSN: 1385-2308

Titolo del volume: Trasparency in Grey Literature, Grey Tech Approaches to High Tech Issues

N. volume della serie/collana: 12

Curatore/i del volume: D.J.Farace; J. Fratzen

ISBN: 978-90-77484-15-9

Referee: Sė: Internazionale

Indicizzato da: PUMA [cnr.ilc/2010-A6-002]

Parole chiave:

  • Terminology extraction
  • Grey Literature definition
  • GL Conference corpus

Congresso nome: Twelfth International Conference on Grey Literature: Trasparency in Grey Literature, Grey Tech Approaches to High Tech Issues

Congresso luogo: Prague

Congresso data: 6-7/12/2010

Congresso rilevanza: Internazionale

Congresso relazione: Contributo

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