Linguistic computing with UNIX tools

Lothar M. Schmitt, Kiel Christianson, Renu Gupta

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


This chapter presents an outline of applications to language analysis that open up through the combined use of two simple yet powerful programming languages with particularly short descriptions: sed and awk. We shall demonstrate how these two UNIX1 tools can be used to implement small, useful and customized applications ranging from text-formatting and text-transforming to sophisticated linguistic computing. Thus, the user becomes independent of sometimes bulky software packages which may be difficult to customize for particular purposes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNatural Language Processing and Text Mining
Number of pages38
ISBN (Print)184628175X, 9781846281754
StatePublished - 2007

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Computer Science


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