Glossary of terms

For grammatical terms such as NP (noun phrase) see the TOSCA/ICE Grammar and (for explanation) the Internet Grammar of English.

AHDS Arts and Humanities Data Service
AHRB Arts and Humanities Research Board
AI Artificial Intelligence
ATALA Association pour le Traitment Automatique des Langues (French Linguistic Association)
ATV Associated Television
BNC British National Corpus
BROWN Brown University (corpus)
BUFVC British Universities Film and Video Council
CBSRCs Comprehensive Biomedical Research Centres
CD-ROM Compact Disk-Read Only Memory
CGEL Comprehensive Grammar of the English Language (book)
CRC Communication Research Centre
DCC Digital Curation Centre
DCPSE Diachronic Corpus of Present Day Spoken English
DES Dept for Education and Science (as was)
DGfS Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft (German Linguistic Society)
DOC MS Word Document (file format)
DSIR Department of Scientific and Industrial Research
DSL Defence Services Limited
ELL English Language & Linguistics (journal)
ERDO European Research and Development Office (UCL)
ESDS Economic and Social Data Service
ESPRIT EU funding programme
ESRC Economic and Social Research Council
FAQ Frequently Asked Question
FE Further Education
FLOB Freiburg Lancaster Oslo Bergen (corpus)
FROWN Freiburg-Brown (corpus)
FTF Fuzzy Tree Fragment
GB Gigabyte, Great Britain
GBP Great Britain Pound
GCE Grammar of Contemporary English (book)
HE Higher Education
HEI Higher Education Institution
HMSO Her Majesty's Stationery Office
HTML Hyper Text Markup Language
IBM International Business Machines (corporation)
ICAME International Computer Archive of Modern and Medieval English
ICE International Corpus of English (Corpus collection)
ICECUP ICE Corpus Utility Program
ICE-GB British Component of the International Corpus of English (corpus)
IGE Internet Grammar of English
ISBN International Standard Book Number
ITT International Telephone and Telegraph (Corporation)
JANET Joint Academic Network
JISC Joint Information Systems Committee
Kwd Kiloword, i.e. 1000 words
LDB Lexical Database
LLC London-Lund Corpus (aka 'Survey Corpus')
LOB Lancaster Oslo Bergen (Corpus)
ME Middle English
MIMAS Manchester Information and Associated Services
MP2,3 MPEG layer 2, 3 (File Format)
MPEG Moving Pictures Expert Group
NIST National Institute of Standards and Technology (US)
NVQ National Vocational Qualification
OE Old English
OSS Open Source Software
OSTI Office of Science and Technology Information
PDF Page Description Format (Adobe file format)
R&D Research and Development
REC Research Evaluation Committee
RTF Rich Text Format (file format)
SARA Search and Retrieval Application (for the BNC)
SBRC Specialist Biomedical Research Centre
SOAS School of Oriental and African Studies
SSRC Social Science Research Council (predecessor to ESRC)
TASI Technical Advisory Service for Images
TOSCA TOSCA research group at Radbout University of Neijmegen
TXT Text (file format)
UCL University College London
UCLH University College London Hospital
VAT Value Added Tax
WE World Englishes (journal)
Xaira XML-Search and Retrieval Application (for BNC)
XML Extensible Markup Language
χ² Chi-squared (contingency correlation) statistic

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