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GlossaNet - Frequently asked questions


Why use GlossaNet?

GlossaNet enables you to search information in more than 80 daily newspapers. Usually, the news published by daily newspapers are not available through ordinary search engine.

Once you've created a query, GlossaNet will iterate its analyses everyday, without you having to do anything, and will let you know if any searched information has been found.

More than an information search tool, GlossaNet is also a linguistic concordancer that allows linguists to search on linguistic patterns in the press.

More than a searching tool?

Right, GlossaNet uses electronic dictionaries. Thus, users can refine their queries using morphological, syntactic or semantic information. Therefore, GlossaNet is a very interesting tool for linguistic attestation search and corpus linguistics.

What is UNITEX?

Unitex is an Open Source corpus analysor that has been developped at the University of Paris-Est (Marne-la-Vallée) by Sébastien Paumier. GlossaNet uses Unitex programs for applying dictionaries, executing search operations and building concordances. More information : http://www-igm.univ-mlv.fr/~unitex


As a teacher, can I use GlossaNet with my students?

Yes, GlossaNet is already used by several universities to teach corpus linguistics and to experiment on information searches and extraction technics.

Can I suggest other newspapers?

Yes. Send us the title and the paper URL with the website daily update hour.

Can I suggest other languages?

Yes. Send us your suggestions as well as a small list of newspapers on the net in this language. (see above).

Is Glossanet really free?

Yes. Free means that you don't have to pay anything.


Who is the creator, where is he?

GlossaNet has been created by Cédrick Fairon at the LADL (Paris 7 University) with Professor Maurice Gross as a supervisor. The system is now managed by CENTAL (Centre de traitement automatique du langage) at the University Of Louvain (UCL, Belgium).


Who builds the dictionaries?

GlossaNet uses dictionaries which are developped by European laboratories of the RELEX network. Check out the dictionary page

Which newspapers are available?

Here is the list.

Where can I find publications about GlossaNet?

We have a publications list of articles that describe the GlossaNet system. If you know any other, please let us know.

Where can I find a graph editor?

We recommend Unitex. (It is written in Java, and can be used on Windows, MacOS, Unix, etc.).http://www-igm.univ-mlv.fr/~unitex


How can I support GlossaNet?

Help GlossaNet to be known. Put a link on your website and speak about it to your collegues and friends.

Tell us the problems that you've experienced, and do not hesitate to send us your suggestions to improve the GlossaNet service.

You can also send a pizza at noon to the CENTAL, Place Blaise Pascal 1, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve - Belgique. (With added cheese but without anchovies, please.)

Centre de traitement automatique du langage (CENTAL)
Collège Erasme, 1 place Blaise Pascal, B-1348 Louvain-la-Neuve (Belgique) - Tél: +32 (0)10/47.37.86 - Fax: +32 (0)10/47.26.06