CLARIN-D: New project for web-based linguistic annotations

2012/09/20 by

Profs. Chris Biemann and Iryna Gurevych's curation project for the implementation of a web-based annotation platform for linguistic annotations began on 1 September 2012. The project, which is associated with CLARIN-D, was accepted for funding in June by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and will run until November 2013.

In this project we develop a web-based tool, which runs in a web browser without further installation effort. We support annotations on several linguistic layers within the same user interface. Further, we realize an interface to crowdsourcing platforms, to be able to scale simple annotation tasks to a large amount of annotators. The annotation platform will be connected to the CLARIN-D infrastructure, to be interoperable with the processing pipelines in WebLicht. The development of the tool is supported by a concurrent second curation project, which defines ‘best practices’ for linguistic annotation on several language layers for different annotator status groups.

This platform addresses all communities that perform systematic annotation of textual material, which means tagging the text with a closed set of labels that are defined in annotation guidelines. This is especially relevant for the communities of computational linguistics, language technology and quantitative linguistics.

For further information, please see our CLARIN-D project web page.