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Title: EXMARaLDA / Linguistic Annotation Wiki
Submitter: Thomas Schmidt
Description: At


a new version of the EXMARaLDA website has gone online. EXMARaLDA
(Extensible Markup Language for Discourse Annotation) is a system of
concepts, data formats and software tools for the construction, management
and analysis of spoken language corpora. The website offers free download of

- the Partitur-Editor - a tool for creating transcriptions in musical score
- the Corpus Manager - a tool for compiling transcription corpora and
corpus meta-data
- EXAKT - a query tool for spoken language transcriptions

The website also offers an overview of multilingual corpora which have been
or are presently being compiled at the Research Centre on Multilingualism
at the University of Hamburg.

Also part of the website is the Linguistic Annotation Wiki
(http://annotation.exmaralda.org/), which describes tools and formats for
creating and managing linguistic annotations. This is a Wiki, so we any new
contributions, additions, corrections are most welcome.
Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis
Language Documentation
Text/Corpus Linguistics

LL Issue: 18.3315
Date Posted: 09-Nov-2007

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