8th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Geneva, Switzerland
September 1-4, 2003


Acquiring Lexical Information from Multilevel Temporal Annotations

Thorsten Trippel, Felix Sasaki, Benjamin Hell, Dafydd Gibbon

Universitšt Bielefeld, Germany

The extraction of lexical information for machine readable lexica from multilevel annotations is addressed in this paper. Relations between these levels of annotation are used for sub-classification of lexical entries. A method for relating annotation units is presented, based on a temporal calculus. Relating the annotation units manually is error-prone, time consuming and tends to be inconsistent, and a method is presented for automatically accomplishing this task, and evaluated using German, Japanese and Anyi (W. Africa) corpora.

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Bibliographic reference.  Trippel, Thorsten / Sasaki, Felix / Hell, Benjamin / Gibbon, Dafydd (2003): "Acquiring lexical information from multilevel temporal annotations", In EUROSPEECH-2003, 2265-2268.