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Title Modality in Text: a Proposal for Corpus Annotation
Authors Iris Hendrickx, Amália Mendes and Silvia Mencarelli
Abstract We present a annotation scheme for modality in Portuguese. In our annotation scheme we have tried to combine a more theoretical linguistic viewpoint with a practical annotation scheme that will also be useful for NLP research but is not geared towards one specific application. Our notion of modality focuses on the attitude and opinion of the speaker, or of the subject of the sentence. We validated the annotation scheme on a corpus sample of approximately 2000 sentences that we fully annotated with modal information using the MMAX2 annotation tool to produce XML annotation. We discuss our main findings and give attention to the difficult cases that we encountered as they illustrate the complexity of modality and its interactions with other elements in the text.
Topics Standards for LRs, Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), Semantics
Full paper Modality in Text: a Proposal for Corpus Annotation
Bibtex @InProceedings{HENDRICKX12.520,
  author = {Iris Hendrickx and Amália Mendes and Silvia Mencarelli},
  title = {Modality in Text: a Proposal for Corpus Annotation},
  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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