Information structure in African languages: corpora and tools

Chiarcos, Christian, Fiedler, Ines, Grubic, Mira, Haida, Andreas, Hartmann, Katharina, Ritz, Julia, Schwarz, Anne, Zeldes, Amir, and Zimmermann, Malte (2009) Information structure in African languages: corpora and tools. In: Proceedings of the First Workshop on Language Technologies for African Languages. pp. 17-24. From: AfLaT 2009 First Workshop on Language Technologies for African Languages, 31 March 2009, Athens, Greece.

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In this paper, we describe tools and resources for the study of African languages developed at the Collaborative Research Centre "Information Structure". These include deeply annotated data collections of 25 subsaharan languages that are described together with their annotation scheme, and further, the corpus tool ANNIS that provides a unified access to a broad variety of annotations created with a range of different tools. With the application of ANNIS to several African data collections, we illustrate its suitability for the purpose of language documentation, distributed access and the creation of data archives.

Item ID: 17832
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISBN: 978-1-932432-25-1
Keywords: information structure; focus
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Date Deposited: 26 Oct 2011 04:44
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