Re: Tagging orthographic systems (was: (iso639.186) the

From: Rick McGowan (
Date: Wed Sep 13 2000 - 13:49:48 EDT

Tom Emerson wrote:

> One (well, the only) problem I have with explicit orthographic tagging
> is that it makes assumptions that a consistent orthography is being
> used throughout a document, which isn't necessarily the case. This is
> particularly prevalent in East Asian languages:

Well, the tags don't force one to tag an entire document with the same tag. They just provide a space. It's up to the document format to decide whether to tag a whole document or tag by language/orthography runs.



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