Digitale Sprachwissenschaft

COSMAS I (Project completed March 2003)

Corpus Search, Management and Analysis System

Project Management: Cyril Belica

The COSMAS I project pursued the idea of fostering a methodologically sound (in terms of reliability, validity and generability) approach in corpus-based linguistic explorations. Since 1991 (until 1993 in collaboration with Makrolog GmbH, Wiesbaden), a number of fundamental corpus linguistic assumptions and underlying principles have been incorporated in a software system of the same name: COSMAS I - the Corpus Search, Management and Analysis System. In 1993, a follow-up project proposal has been worked out and was incorporated into an international collaborative project. Thanks to external funding provided by the EU-project MECOLB (MLAP93-21), the implementation of the extended COSMAS concept was started under the name of COSMAS II in 1994. A first prototype of COSMAS II has been installed at the Institut for Erhvervsforskning in Kolding, Denmark, and at LOGOS, a company in Mt. Arlington, N.J. in the US in mid-1995.

The COSMAS I software system has been in use well beyond the release of COSMAS II in March 2003. The COSMAS I research project ended on March 7, 2003. After that, two projects took over specific tasks as follows:

Fig.: Milestones of the COSMAS Projects