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FYI: Linguistic Annotations Page, Dec. LSA Bulletin

Author: Steven Bird

FYI Body: Linguistic Annotations Page: www.ldc.upenn.edu/annotation/

This page describes tools and formats for creating and managing
linguistic annotations. Linguistic annotation is a term covering any
transcription, translation or annotation of textual data or recorded
linguistic signals. The 39 tools and formats cited on this page cover
a wide variety of cases, reflecting the different types of data they
contain and the different application domains in which the data is

Steven Bird & Mark Liberman

Steven.Bird@ldc.upenn.edu http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/sb
Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania

The December 1998 LSA Bulletin is now available on the
LSA web site: www.lsadc.org

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