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Title WASA: A Web Application for Sequence Annotation
Authors Fahad AlGhamdi and Mona Diab
Abstract Data annotation is an important and necessary task for all NLP applications. Designing and implementing a web-based application that enables many annotators to annotate and enter their input into one central database is not a trivial task. These kinds of web-based applications require a consistent and robust backup for the underlying database and support to enhance the efficiency and speed of the annotation. Also, they need to ensure that the annotations are stored with a minimal amount of redundancy in order to take advantage of the available resources(e.g, storage space). In this paper, we introduce WASA, a web-based annotation system for managing large-scale multilingual Code Switching (CS) data annotation. Although WASA has the ability to perform the annotation for any token sequence with arbitrary tag sets, we will focus on how WASA is used for CS annotation. The system supports concurrent annotation, handles multiple encodings, allows for several levels of management control, and enables quality control measures while seamlessly reporting annotation statistics from various perspectives and at different levels of granularity. Moreover, the system is integrated with a robust language specific date prepossessing tool to enhance the speed and efficiency of the annotation. We describe the annotation and the administration interfaces as well as the backend engine.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Tools, Systems, Applications, Other
Full paper WASA: A Web Application for Sequence Annotation
Bibtex @InProceedings{ALGHAMDI18.474,
  author = {Fahad AlGhamdi and Mona Diab},
  title = "{WASA: A Web Application for Sequence Annotation}",
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Eleventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2018)},
  year = {2018},
  month = {May 7-12, 2018},
  address = {Miyazaki, Japan},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference chair) and Khalid Choukri and Christopher Cieri and Thierry Declerck and Sara Goggi and Koiti Hasida and Hitoshi Isahara and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Hélène Mazo and Asuncion Moreno and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Takenobu Tokunaga},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {979-10-95546-00-9},
  language = {english}
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