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Character encoding in corpus construction.

By A. M. McEnery and R. Z. Xiao

Abstract

This chapter first briefly reviews the history of character encoding. Following from this is a discussion of standard and non-standard native encoding systems, and an evaluation of the efforts to unify these character codes. Then we move on to discuss Unicode as well as various Unicode Transformation Formats (UTFs). As a conclusion, we recommend that Unicode (UTF-8, to be precise) be used in corpus construction

Publisher: AHDS
Year: 2005
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lancs.ac.uk:60
Provided by: Lancaster E-Prints

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