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Title ELAN as Flexible Annotation Framework for Sound and Image Processing Detectors
Authors Eric Auer, Albert Russel, Han Sloetjes, Peter Wittenburg, Oliver Schreer, S. Masnieri, Daniel Schneider and Sebastian Tschöpel
Abstract Annotation of digital recordings in humanities research still is, to a large extend, a process that is performed manually. This paper describes the first pattern recognition based software components developed in the AVATecH project and their integration in the annotation tool ELAN. AVATecH (Advancing Video/Audio Technology in Humanities Research) is a project that involves two Max Planck Institutes (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle) and two Fraunhofer Institutes (Fraunhofer-Institut für Intelligente Analyse- und Informationssysteme IAIS, Sankt Augustin, Fraunhofer Heinrich-Hertz-Institute, Berlin) and that aims to develop and implement audio and video technology for semi-automatic annotation of heterogeneous media collections as they occur in multimedia based research. The highly diverse nature of the digital recordings stored in the archives of both Max Planck Institutes, poses a huge challenge to most of the existing pattern recognition solutions and is a motivation to make such technology available to researchers in the humanities.
Topics Endangered languages, Speech Recognition/Understanding, Sign Language Recognition/Generation
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Bibtex @InProceedings{AUER10.234,
  author = {Eric Auer and Albert Russel and Han Sloetjes and Peter Wittenburg and Oliver Schreer and S. Masnieri and Daniel Schneider and Sebastian Tschöpel},
  title = {ELAN as Flexible Annotation Framework for Sound and Image Processing Detectors},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)},
  year = {2010},
  month = {may},
  date = {19-21},
  address = {Valletta, Malta},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Mike Rosner and Daniel Tapias},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {2-9517408-6-7},
  language = {english}
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