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Title A Japanese Particle Corpus Built by Example-Based Annotation
Authors Hiroki Hanaoka, Hideki Mima and Jun'ichi Tsujii
Abstract This paper is a report on an on-going project of creating a new corpus focusing on Japanese particles. The corpus will provide deeper syntactic/semantic information than the existing resources. The initial target particle is ``to'' which occurs 22,006 times in 38,400 sentences of the existing corpus: the Kyoto Text Corpus. In this annotation task, an ``example-based'' methodology is adopted for the corpus annotation, which is different from the traditional annotation style. This approach provides the annotators with an example sentence rather than a linguistic category label. By avoiding linguistic technical terms, it is expected that any native speakers, with no special knowledge on linguistic analysis, can be an annotator without long training, and hence it can reduce the annotation cost. So far, 10,475 occurrences have been already annotated, with an inter-annotator agreement of 0.66 calculated by Cohen's kappa. The initial disagreement analyses and future directions are discussed in the paper.
Topics Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Grammar and Syntax, Other
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Bibtex @InProceedings{HANAOKA10.617,
  author = {Hiroki Hanaoka and Hideki Mima and Jun'ichi Tsujii},
  title = {A Japanese Particle Corpus Built by Example-Based Annotation},
  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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