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- XML Europe 2003 Conference Schedule Published.
- Business English Lexis Website.
- Public Review for UDDI Specification Version 2.
[February 13, 2003] XML Europe 2003 Conference Schedule Published. The website for the XML Europe 2003 Conference and Exposition has been updated, providing information about tutorials, Schedule-at-a-Glance, and complete session details for the three main days: Tuesday 6-May-2003, Wednesday 7-May-2003, and Thursday 8-May-2003. See related topics in the events calendar.
[February 06, 2003] Business English Lexis Website. Michael Nelson announced the first version of a website dedicated to the lexis of Business English. The Business English Lexis Website "is similar in intent to Averil Coxhead's wonderful Academic Word List site, and is intended as a free resource for teachers/researchers interested in business English. It consists of the results of my corpus-based analysis of business English in the form of word lists showing the key words of business and their collocates and semantic prosodies. There are also some free teaching materials to download. The site is not complete, but I've delayed it long enough so please just take it on an as is basis. I hope to complete the site in the near future..." Lists include: (1) Positive Business English Key Words: words that occur with unusual frequency in the BEC; (2) Negative Business English Key Words: words that occur with unusual infrequency in the BEC; (3) Analysis of 50 key words of Business English; (4) Details of the Business English Corpus in tables Prefabricated phrases: 'chunks' of Business English... [The work is based upon a thesis which] "asks whether the lexis of Business English is significantly different from that of 'everyday' general English, and secondly, if the lexis found in Business English published materials is significantly different from that found in real-life business. In order to test these hypotheses two corpora were created to form the basis of the analysis: the Published Materials Corpus (PMC) consisting of 33 published Business English course and resource books at 590,000 running words and the Business English Corpus (BEC) at, 1,023,000 running words divided between spoken (44%) and written (56%) texts..." The wordlists should be useful to writers of press releases, providing additional candidates for buzzwords and cliche, especially when terms are concatenated into groups of vacuous prose.
[February 04, 2003] Public Review for UDDI Specification Version 2. The OASIS UDDI Specification Technical Committee has "approved a UDDI version 2 Committee Specification, and has initiated a 30 day public review prior to submitting this specification to OASIS members for consideration as an OASIS Standard. The public review starts today and ends 3-March-2003. The documents included in the public review are: UDDI Version 2 API Specification, UDDI Version 2 Data Structure Reference, UDDI Version 2 XML Schema, UDDI Version 2 Replication Specification, UDDI Version 2 XML Replication Schema, UDDI Version 2 XML Custody Schema, UDDI Version 2 Operator's Specification, UDDI Version 2 WSDL Service Interface Descriptions, and UDDI Version 2 tModels. Comments are welcome from all interested parties and may be submitted to the UDDI Spec comment list (public archives)." See the announcement, and general references in "Universal Description, Discovery, and Integration (UDDI)."