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Title Large Multi-lingual, Multi-level and Multi-genre Annotation Corpus
Authors Xuansong Li, Martha Palmer, Nianwen Xue, Lance Ramshaw, Mohamed Maamouri, Ann Bies, Kathryn Conger, Stephen Grimes and Stephanie Strassel
Abstract High accuracy for automated translation and information retrieval calls for linguistic annotations at various language levels. The plethora of informal internet content sparked the demand for porting state-of-art natural language processing (NLP) applications to new social media as well as diverse language adaptation. Effort launched by the BOLT (Broad Operational Language Translation) program at DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) successfully addressed the internet information with enhanced NLP systems. BOLT aims for automated translation and linguistic analysis for informal genres of text and speech in online and in-person communication. As a part of this program, the Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) developed valuable linguistic resources in support of the training and evaluation of such new technologies. This paper focuses on methodologies, infrastructure, and procedure for developing linguistic annotation at various language levels, including Treebank (TB), word alignment (WA), PropBank (PB), and co-reference (CoRef). Inspired by the OntoNotes approach with adaptations to the tasks to reflect the goals and scope of the BOLT project, this effort has introduced more annotation types of informal and free-style genres in English, Chinese and Egyptian Arabic. The corpus produced is by far the largest multi-lingual, multi-level and multi-genre annotation corpus of informal text and speech.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, etc.), Multilinguality, Machine Translation, SpeechToSpeech Translation
Full paper Large Multi-lingual, Multi-level and Multi-genre Annotation Corpus
Bibtex @InProceedings{LI16.270,
  author = {Xuansong Li and Martha Palmer and Nianwen Xue and Lance Ramshaw and Mohamed Maamouri and Ann Bies and Kathryn Conger and Stephen Grimes and Stephanie Strassel},
  title = {Large Multi-lingual, Multi-level and Multi-genre Annotation Corpus},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016)},
  year = {2016},
  month = {may},
  date = {23-28},
  location = {Portoro┼ż, Slovenia},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Marko Grobelnik and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Helene Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  address = {Paris, France},
  isbn = {978-2-9517408-9-1},
  language = {english}
 }
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