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1. How are you using existing search engines (like Google or LLBA) already for your linguistic work?

To locate specific documents (e.g, articles or dictionaries)
To look for specific language data (e.g., a Saramaccan word list)
To answer particular linguistic questions (e.g., what's the phonemic inventory of German?)
To find people working on the same language/in the same area as you
To find methods and services for harvesting and analyzing linguistic resources

Other:


2. What kind of search input types do you like to be able to make use of?

Simple keyword (google-type) search
Form-based search with predefined fields (e.g. language names, part of the world, linguistic subfields, grammatical categories, linguistic properties of resources)
Natural-language questions

Other:


3. In the searches you are doing now, what kind of search results do you find helpful?

Google style: Some data from the document displayed and links to the document
Subscription abstract service style: Title and abstract, the ability to check off particular search results and save them for later examination in some way
Laboratory style: The ability to choose and specify methods, to evaluate the results, to subject them to further available methods and to store the final results

Other:


4. We are in the process of designing the architecture of a sophisticated search engine geared specifically towards linguists and linguistic resources. Of the following sophisticated kinds of searches, what sorts do you think you would find most helpful?

Find examples/description of some feature in some language (e.g, passive sentences in English, vowel harmony in Turkish)?
Find all languages with some specific linguistic feature (e.g., bilabial stops, inclusive/exclusive first-person plural, ergative case)?
Find examples/description of some feature in some set of languages (e.g. basic word order in Navajo, Warlpiri, and Basque; clitics in English and Japanase)?
Find languages with some particular way of expressing a grammatical category (e.g., verbal aspect via tone, progressive tenses analytically)?
Find services for applying methods of analysis to some dataset (for querying collocations, statistical correlations, etc.)?

Other: