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Title HiNTS: A Tagset for Middle Low German
Authors Fabian Barteld, Sarah Ihden, Katharina Dreessen and Ingrid Schröder
Abstract In this paper, we describe the “Historisches Niederdeutsch Tagset” (HiNTS). This tagset has been developed for annotating parts-of-speech and morphology in Middle Low German texts, a group of historical (1200–1650) dialects of German. A non-standardized language such as Middle Low German has special conditions and requirements which have to be considered when designing a tagset for part of speech and morphology. We explain these requirements, i.e. the need to encode ambiguities while allowing the annotator to be as specific as possible, and our approach for dealing with them in the tagset. We then describe two special features of the tagset. In order to prove the benefit of these tags and corresponding annotation rules, we present example searches and the possible analyses arising from the results of such searches. Besides the usefulness of our tagset, we also considered its reliability in annotation using inter-annotator agreement experiments. The results of these experiments are presented and explained.
Topics Corpus (Creation, Annotation, Etc.), Other
Full paper HiNTS: A Tagset for Middle Low German
Bibtex @InProceedings{BARTELD18.870,
  author = {Fabian Barteld and Sarah Ihden and Katharina Dreessen and Ingrid Schröder},
  title = "{HiNTS: A Tagset for Middle Low German}",
  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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