I wrote:

A treebank may be created for a specific purpose using a specialized annotation scheme.

I couldn't find another word to relate the "treebank", which is a linguistic corpus, to the "annotation scheme", which is a model for annotating sentences.

First, what is the proper preposition? Can "using" be used in such cases? or it just should be in cases where we really use something to do something?

  • You can "use" a tool, an algorithm, a methodology, so "using" is fine, I think. Alternatives are "by means of", "with the help of", "applying", "based on", etc. Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 17:39
  • @VictorBazarov I think here, "based on" suits more.
    – Ahmad
    Commented Oct 21, 2015 at 17:44

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"Using" is fine. "With" would also work, but "using" is really preferable.

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