The CLaRK System: XML-based Corpora Development System for Rapid Prototyping


Kiril Simov, Alexander Simov, Hristo Ganev, Krasimira Ivanova, Ilko Grigorov

BulTreeBank Project - http://www.BulTreeBank.org - Linguistic Modelling Laboratory, Bulgarian Academy of Sciences, Acad. G. Bonchev St. 25A, 1113 Sofia, Bulgaria, kivs@bultreebank.org, alex@bultreebank.org, ico@bultreebank.org, krassy_v@bultreebank.org, ilko@bultreebank.or




The paper presents the CLaRK System as a tool for the creation of XML-based corpora and a platform for rapid prototyping. The system provides a set of basic tools for processing XML documents. These tools include: tokenizers, regular grammars, constraints; remove, insert, extract, sort, transformation operations. Additionally, the system is equipped with a macro language which allows the creation of tools sequences. The macro language includes a set of control operators for guiding the application of the tools in the macro. Usually, a tool or a macro works over a single document changing it or producing a new document. In some cases processing of more than one document is necessary --- in iterative statistics for treebank transformation, stand-off annotation, etc. For such processing the macro language allows a dynamic change of the processed documents.


XML corpora, corpora creation, prototyping

Language(s) Bulgarian
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