Learning to use the Terminal
(online workshop for linguists)
20th - 24th, July 2020 (Spanish)
27th - 31st, July 2020 (Galician)
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Introduction

What is the Terminal?

It is the usual black or white background application available in any operating system which allows the users to run commands. It is also called the command interpreter.

What it is useful for?

It is useful for many different things, among them making different kinds of transformations on files and, therefore, it allows us to make some interesting corpus calculations, which would otherwise be very difficult to make.

Workshop content

  1. Preparation: installing the necessary tools and setup the working environment.
  2. Basic concepts: file and folder structure, file types, character encodings (types, differences and compatibility problems).
  3. Basic commands: show files available in a folder, change current folder, show file contents, copy and move files, column extraction and reordering, result sorting, etc.
  4. Advanced commands and transformations: standard input/output/error, command chaining, finding file names, text finding and replacing, applying commands to several files at a time.
  5. Regular expressions: advaced text search and replacement techniques
  6. Corpus specific tasks: Working with data from spreadsheets, texts (orthographic words) and Part-Of-Speech tagged texts (grammatical elements).

Information

Previous knowledge

No specialized knowledge is required. Only very basic skills using computers are needed. That is, connect to an address from the browser and install an application on your computer (double clicking on the icon of the application).

Requirements

To follow the workshop you will need a computer with Windows 10, Mac OS X or Linux (any distribution), a browser (Firefox or Google Chrome), a text editor (preferably Visual Studio Code) and an internet connection able to handle a videconference (>2.5Mbps download speed and > 1Mbps upload speed - Speed calculation), a microphone and a webcam (optional). Many laptops already have an integrated microphone and webcam, which will be enough.

Organization

There will be a maximum of 8 participant per group. The workshop last 13 hours and the main communication system will be videoconference.

All sessions will be completely guided by the teacher and real examples will be used to illustrate the explanations.

Calendar

Monday to Friday from 10:00 to 12:30 (Spain timezone: GMT+1)

  • From 20th - 24th, July 2020 (Spanish). Technical verifications will be done on 16th, July 2020, from 10:00 to 11:00.
  • From 27th to 31st, July 2020 (Galician). Technical verifications will be done on 16th, July 2020, from 11:30 to 12:30.

Pricing

100€ (including taxes). If you can't follow the workshop due to technical problems with the videoconference we will give you a refund.


About

Mario Barcala

Trained in computational linguistics and, currently, CEO at NLPgo, Mario Barcala has extensive experience working together with linguists and participating in events as a teacher or speaker.

NLPgo

NLPgo was created in 2015 for the express purpose of providing IT support for linguistics professionals who may not have all the IT skills and tools they need to carry out their projects.

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