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Atomic: an open-source software platform for multi-level corpus annotation

  • This paper presents Atomic, an open-source platform-independent desktop application for multi-level corpus annotation. Atomic aims at providing the linguistic community with a user-friendly annotation tool and sustainable platform through its focus on extensibility, a generic data model, and compatibility with existing linguistic formats. It is implemented on top of the Eclipse Rich Client Platform, a pluggable Java-based framework for creating client applications. Atomic - as a set of plug-ins for this framework - integrates with the platform and allows other researchers to develop and integrate further extensions to the software as needed. The generic graph-based meta model Salt serves as Atomic’s domain model and allows for unlimited annotation levels and types. Salt is also used as an intermediate model in the Pepper framework for conversion of linguistic data, which is fully integrated into Atomic, making the latter compatible with a wide range of linguistic formats. Atomic provides tools for both less experienced and expert annotators: graphical, mouse-driven editors and a command-line data manipulation language for rapid annotation.

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Author:Stephan Druskat, Lennart Bierkandt, Volker Gast, Christoph Rzymski, Florian Zipser
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 12th edition of the KONVENS conference
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Date of Publication (online):2014/10/23
Release Date:2014/10/23
Tag:corpus linguistics
GND Keyword:Computerlinguistik; Korpus <Linguistik>
First Page:228
Last Page:234
PPN:Link zum Katalog
Institutes:Fachbereich III / Informationswissenschaft und Sprachtechnologie
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Collections:KONVENS 2014 / Proceedings of the 12th KONVENS 2014
Licence (German):License LogoCreative Commons - Namensnennung 3.0