CHWP B.13 Tompa, "Experiences with the OED"

6. State of the software

The software we have developed for searching and displaying the OED is flexible enough to handle most texts with little preparation. Interested readers may wish to contact Open Text Corporation (Suite 550, 180 King Street South, Waterloo, Ontario N2J 1P8) for licensing information.

Within the Waterloo Centre for the New OED and Text Research, we are continuing to improve the software to increase its flexibility, efficiency, and functionality. For example, we are currently investigating alternative search methods more suited to CD-ROM storage, browsing and display extensions to accommodate hypertexts, and applications of the technology to managing software specifications and code as text. We gratefully acknowledge financial support for this ongoing work through grants from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, from IBM Canada, Ltd., and from the Information Technology Research Centre.

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