Models and tools for collaborative annotation

Xiaoyi Ma, Haejoong Lee, Steven Bird, Kazuaki Maeda

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Abstract

The Annotation Graph Toolkit (AGTK) is a collection of software which facilitates development of linguistic annotation tools. AGTK provides a database interface which allows applications to use a database server for persistent storage. This paper discusses various modes of collaborative annotation and how they can be supported with tools built using AGTK and its database interface. We describe the relational database schema and API, and describe a version of the TableTrans tool which supports collaborative annotation. The remainder of the paper discusses a high-level query language for annotation graphs, along with optimizations, in support of expressive and efficient access to the annotations held on a large central server. The paper demonstrates that it is straightforward to support a variety of different levels of collaborative annotation with existing AGTK-based tools, with a minimum of additional programming effort.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2002
Pages2066-2073
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event3rd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2002 - Las Palmas, Canary Islands, Spain
Duration: 29 May 200231 May 2002

Conference

Conference3rd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2002
CountrySpain
CityLas Palmas, Canary Islands
Period29/05/0231/05/02

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    Ma, X., Lee, H., Bird, S., & Maeda, K. (2002). Models and tools for collaborative annotation. In Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2002 (pp. 2066-2073)