Paper: Scientific registers and disciplinary diversification: a comparable corpus approach

ACL ID W13-2508
Title Scientific registers and disciplinary diversification: a comparable corpus approach
Venue Building and Using Comparable Corpora
Session
Year 2013
Authors

We present a study on linguistic con- trast and commonality in English scien- tific discourse on the basis of a mono- lingually comparable corpus. The focus is on selected scientific disciplines at the boundaries to computer science (compu- tational linguistics, bioinformatics, digital construction, microelectronics). The data basis is the English Scientific Text Cor- pus (SCITEX) which covers a time range of roughly thirty years (1970/80s to early 2000s). In particular, we investigate the disciplinary diversification/relatedness of scientific research articles in terms of reg- ister. Our results are relevant for research on multilingually comparable corpora as used in machine translation and related re- search, since they shed new light on the notion of ?comparablity?.