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Title ELAN development, keeping pace with communities' needs
Authors Han Sloetjes and Aarthy Somasundaram
Abstract ELAN is a versatile multimedia annotation tool that is being developed at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics. About a decade ago it emerged out of a number of corpus tools and utilities and it has been extended ever since. This paper focuses on the efforts made to ensure that the application keeps up with the growing needs of that era in linguistics and multimodality research; growing needs in terms of length and resolution of recordings, the number of recordings made and transcribed and the number of levels of annotation per transcription.
Topics Tools, systems, applications, Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Discourse annotation, representation and processing
Full paper ELAN development, keeping pace with communities' needs
Bibtex @InProceedings{SLOETJES12.402,
  author = {Han Sloetjes and Aarthy Somasundaram},
  title = {ELAN development, keeping pace with communities' needs},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)},
  year = {2012},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-25},
  address = {Istanbul, Turkey},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Mehmet Uğur Doğan and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-7-7},
  language = {english}
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