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Information structure in African languages corpora and tools

  • In this paper, we describe tools and resources for the study of African languages developed at the Collaborative Research Centre 632 "Information Structure". These include deeply annotated data collections of 25 sub-Saharan languages that are described together with their annotation scheme, as well as the corpus tool ANNIS, which provides 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.

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Author details:Christian ChiarcosORCiD, Ines Fiedler, Mira GrubicGND, Katharina Hartmann, Julia Ritz, Anne Schwarz, Amir Zeldes, Malte ZimmermannORCiD
Title of parent work (English):Language resources and evaluation
Place of publishing:Dordrecht
Publication type:Article
Year of first publication:2011
Completion year:2011
Release date:2017/03/26
Tag:African language resources; Corpus search infrastructure; Pragmatics
Number of pages:14
First page:361
Last Page:374
Funding institution:German Research Foundation
Organizational units:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Strukturbereich Kognitionswissenschaften / Department Linguistik
Peer review:Referiert
Institution name at the time of the publication:Humanwissenschaftliche Fakultät / Institut für Linguistik / Allgemeine Sprachwissenschaft