PICCL: Philosophical Integrator of Computational and Corpus Libraries
PICCL is a set of workflows for corpus building through OCR, post-correction, modernization of historic language and Natural Language Processing. It combines Tesseract Optical Character Recognition, TICCL functionality and Frog functionality in a single pipeline. Tesseract offers Open Source software for optical character recognition. TICCL (Text Induced Corpus Clean-up) is a system that is designed to search a corpus for all existing variants of (potentially) all words occurring in the corpus. This corpus can be one text, or several, in one or more directories, located on one or more machines. TICCL creates word frequency lists, listing for each word type how often the word occurs in the corpus. These frequencies of the normalized word forms are the sum of the frequencies of the actual word forms found in the corpus. TICCL is a system that is intended to detect and correct typographical errors (misprints) and OCR errors (optical character recognition) in texts. When books or other texts are scanned from paper by a machine, that then turns these scans, i.e. images, into digital text files, errors occur. For instance, the letter combination `in' can be read as `m', and so the word `regeering' is incorrectly reproduced as `regeermg'. TICCL can be used to detect these errors and to suggest a correct form. Frog enriches textual documents with various linguistic annotations.
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Ko van der Sloot
Martin Reynaert, Maarten van Gompel, Ko van der Sloot and Antal van den Bosch. 2015. PICCL: Philosophical Integrator of Computational and Corpus Libraries. Proceedings of CLARIN Annual Conference 2015, pp. 75-79. Wrocław, Poland. http://www.nederlab.nl/cms/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/Reynaert_PICCL-Philosophical-Integrator-of-Computational-and-Corpus-Libraries.pdf
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