Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

Multi-Level Annotation for Spoken Language Corpora

Philippe Blache, Daniel Hirst

LPL-CNRS, Université de Provence, Aix-en-Provence, France

The constitution of multi-level databases integrating, for example, both prosodic and morphosyntactic levels of representation presents a number of problems, some specific to the individual domains, and others concerning the integration of the two domains. It is argued that the formalism of annotation graphs provides an adequate solution to these problems, which can be implemented in an XML representation. It is further argued that a generic query language, DQL, currently being developed, will provide a satisfactory framework both for querying and for manipulating documents of this type.

Full Paper

Bibliographic reference.  Blache, Philippe / Hirst, Daniel (2000): "Multi-level annotation for spoken language corpora", In ICSLP-2000, vol.1, 481-484.