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The Professor And The Madman

Author : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 0061807605
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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New York Times Bestseller Simon Winchester’s classic about the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—soon to be a major motion picture starring Sean Penn and Mel Gibson. The making of the Oxford English Dictionary was one of the most ambitious projects ever undertaken. As definitions were collected, the overseeing committee, led by Professor James Murray, was stunned to discover that one man, Dr. W. C. Minor, had submitted more than ten thousand. But their surprise would pale in comparison to what they were about to discover when the committee insisted on honoring him. For Dr. Minor, an American Civil War veteran, was also an inmate at an asylum for the criminally insane. Masterfully researched and eloquently written, The Professor and the Madman is an extraordinary tale of madness, genius, and the incredible obsessions of two remarkable men that led to the making of the Oxford English Dictionary—and literary history. “The linguistic detective story of the decade.... Winchester does a superb job of historical research.”—William Safire, New York Times Magazine
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Oxford English Dictionary

Author : John Simpson
ISBN : 0195216822
Genre : English language
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The ultimate authority on the usage and meaning of English words and phrases, unparalleled in its accuracy and comprehensiveness, the Oxford English Dictionary is the supreme reference work for anyone who loves the language. Key features: * Integrates the material from the original OED and the Supplement into one alphabetical sequence * Includes over 5,000 new words and meanings * Completely redesigned and reset to enhance readability * Replaces James Murray's pronunciation system with the International Phonetic Alphabet * Treats over a half-million words, illustrating definitions with over 2.4 million quotations Version 2.0 of The Oxford English Dictionary (Second Edition) on Compact Disc makes it easy to fully explore the resources of the most authoritative dictionary of the English language. With a brand-new web-browser interface, improved search mechanisms, on-screen help, and screen designs, Version 2.0 of OED2 CD-ROM offers extraordinary access to more tha 500,000 definitions and 2.5 million illustrative quotations tracing the uses of each word through the centuries. The CD-ROM contains the complete text of the 20-volume OED Second Edition. Find what you need in seconds with powerful, flexible searching--from simple searches by part of speech or quotation to free-text queries of the entire Dictionary and new proximity searching for words near, before, or after an entry. Whether you're using it for scholarly research, for writing, or purely for enjoyment, Version 2.0 of he OED2 CD-ROM, you'll have instant access to the unparalleled riches of the ultimate authority on the English language.
Category: English language

The Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Oxford University Press
ISBN : 0195214560
Genre : Mathematics
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This is a series of three volumes supplementing the acclaimed Second Edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. Each volume contains 3,000 new words and meanings presented in the style of the OED. These represent a variety of work-in-progress, covering words and meanings that have recently entered the language, as well as the results of further research on items already included in the Dictionary. With over 12,000 illustrative quotations showing the evolution of each word or meaning, these volumes are not only a testimony to the continual development of our living language, but also make compelling browsing.
Category: Mathematics

The Oxford Compendium Of English

Author : Jonathan Law
ISBN : 0199691134
Genre : English language
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The Oxford Compendium of English is the ideal reference source for language lovers. With one volume containing definitive English language usage guidance and practical hints on communicating, another volume filled with the most up-to-date and easily accessible quotations and proverbs, and another volume providing a dictionary and thesaurus from Oxford's unrivalled language database, this is essential reading for the home and the office. OXFORD LANGUAGE REFERENCE DT Comprehensiveand practical advice on English grammar and usage DT Essential information on writing skills, punctuation, grammar, spelling, pronunciation, and common confusables DT The use of English as an international language DT Information on public speaking, including a checklist for making a business speech OXFORD DICTIONARY OF QUOTATIONS AND PROVERBS DT More than 7,000 quotations, arranged thematically for easy look-up DT Quotations on every subject you can think of, from traditional topics like Courage or Knowledge, to topical and contemporary themes such as The Internet or Genetic Engineering DT Over 1,000 proverbs, plus special categories including Catchphrases, Film Lines, Official Advice, and Political Slogans OXFORD DICTIONARY AND THESAURUS DT Over a quarter of a million dictionary definitions, entries, and alternative words DT Extra pronunciation and language help DT Special Reverse Dictionary supplement
Category: English language

Oxford English Dictionary

Author : John A. Simpson
ISBN : 0195218892
Genre : Reference
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The Oxford English Dictionary is the internationally recognized authority on the evolution of the English language from 1150 to the present day. The Dictionary defines over 500,000 words, making it an unsurpassed guide to the meaning, pronunciation, and history of the English language. This new upgrade version of The Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM offers unparalleled access to the world's most important reference work for the English language. The text of this version has been augmented with the inclusion of the Oxford English Dictionary Additions Series (Volumes 1-3), published in 1993 and 1997, the Bibliography to the Second Edition, and other ancillary material. System requirements: PC with minimum 200 MHz Pentium-class processor; 32 MB RAM (64 MB recommended); 16-speed CD-ROM drive (32-speed recommended); Windows 95, 98, Me, NT, 200, or XP (Local administrator rights are required to install and open the OED for the first time on a PC running Windows NT 4 and to install and run the OED on Windows 2000 and XP); 1.1 GB hard disk space to run the OED from the CD-ROM and 1.7 GB to install the CD-ROM to the hard disk: SVGA monitor: 800 x 600 pixels: 16-bit (64k, high color) setting recommended. Please note: for the upgrade, installation requires the use of the OED CD-ROM v2.0.
Category: Reference

Introduction To Information Retrieval

Author : Christopher D. Manning
ISBN : 9781139472104
Genre : Computers
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Class-tested and coherent, this textbook teaches classical and web information retrieval, including web search and the related areas of text classification and text clustering from basic concepts. It gives an up-to-date treatment of all aspects of the design and implementation of systems for gathering, indexing, and searching documents; methods for evaluating systems; and an introduction to the use of machine learning methods on text collections. All the important ideas are explained using examples and figures, making it perfect for introductory courses in information retrieval for advanced undergraduates and graduate students in computer science. Based on feedback from extensive classroom experience, the book has been carefully structured in order to make teaching more natural and effective. Slides and additional exercises (with solutions for lecturers) are also available through the book's supporting website to help course instructors prepare their lectures.
Category: Computers

The Little Oxford Guide To English Usage

Author : E. S. C. Weiner
ISBN : STANFORD:36105012414145
Genre : English language
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Based on the highly successful Oxford Guide to English Usage, The Little Oxford Guide is a handy subject-by-subject guide to good English, pointing out pitfalls and how to avoid them. Clear advice is given on spelling, punctuation, grammar, pronunciation, and difficult and misused words. Quotations from authors ranging from Shakespeare to Martin Amis illustrate points of usage. Including all the key advice to help you speak and write better English, this practical reference provides the ideal companion to The Little Oxford Dictionary and The Little Oxford Thesaurus.
Category: English language