AARDVARC

Automatically Annotated Repository of Digital Audio and Video Resources Community

The second AARDVARC workshop will take place 24-25 October, 2013 at the City University of New York, in New York City, NY. The plans for our upcoming AARDVARC workshop on automatic analysis of linguistic and anthropological data are taking shape.
We have three major goals:
• Finish our (rather incomplete) survey of existing tools
• Begin to discuss possible grant proposals that can come from our community
• Decide on the venue(s) for a symposium discussing the outcome of our workshops

The first goal will largely be accomplished on Thursday morning, with talks and demonstrations on various topics. This includes a discussion of an analysis that came out of the Ypsilanti meeting, on automatic analysis of Norma Mendoza-Denton's video of a political meeting.

The second goal will be accomplished through break-out sessions on Thursday afternoon, followed by a more general work-through on Friday morning. We will ask you for some input below. Proposals can either be aimed at the (possible) NSF initiative that follows the AARDVARC meeting itself, or other calls and/or funding agencies.

The third goal will be addressed Friday morning. We know that we want to present at the Linguistic Society of America's annual meeting in 2015, in San Francisco. (It is too late to organize a symposium for the 2014 meeting.) We will discuss whether other venues (e.g., the American Anthropological Association, or LREC) are also useful (and within our budget).