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Multi level text

Multi level text (abbreviated MLT) is a method for attaching new disambiguating information to a text or, more particularly, to a collection of texts.

MLT is a method for treating large quantities of heterogeneous text collections in a fast and accurate manner. MLT utilizes the strengths of the human ability to comprehend and the computer’s ability to repeat quickly and safely.

The method alternates between processes executed by a computer and processes carried out by a linguist interacting with the computer. Humans are experts at comprehending and analyzing texts and at describing texts by adding linguistic categories.

The computer’s main strengths concerning word processing are its ability to handle text strings and its capacity of repeating every formally described process any number of times and very fast.

In addition, the processes in MLT are cumulative and the results following from the processing of individual texts are applied in the processing of subsequent texts.