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ITP: Interlinear Text Processor

The IT ('eye-tee' for Interlinear Text) software has been developed by the Summer Institute of Linguistics to give linguists, literary scholars, translators, and anthropologists a tool for developing a corpus of annotated interlinear text. The centerpiece of IT is a program called itp--an interactive and automated interlinear text processor. Itp insures consistency in text analysis by retrieving interlinear word and morpheme annotations from an on-line database of lexical information which it maintains. The interlinear text file produced by itp is a clean ASCII file which is accessible by other text processing software for purposes such as concordancing, indexing, or display formatting. In addition to itp, the IT package includes a collection of other software tools which support the conversion of conventional texts to interlinear text format and which support the maintenance of the auxiliary lexical database files. Many interlinear text processing systems support only a fixed, two-line model of interlinear text. IT views text as a sequence of text units, each of which contains a text line plus a multidimensional set of annotations entered according to a model provided by the analyst. In addition to word and morpheme level annotations, the IT system supports freeform annotations of the whole text unit, such as translations.

Version: 1.1c (11-SEP-91) Requires: IBM PC Copying: Copyright Summer Institution of Linguistics. Use, copying, and distribution permitted. See itp.doc for details. CD-ROM: Prime Time Freeware for AI, Issue 1-1 Contact: Evan Antworth Academic Computing Department Summer Institute of Linguistics 7500 W. Camp Wisdom Road Dallas, TX 75236 U.S.A. Tel: 214-709-2418 Fax: 214-709-3387 Keywords: Authors!Antworth, ITP, Interlinear Text, NLP, SIL References: Gary F. Simons and Larry Versaw, "HOW TO USE IT: A guide to interlinear text processing", Summer Institute of Linguistics, 1988, 346 pages, ISBN 0-88312-735-0.
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