Brown Bag Talk– Onno Crasborn presents “Using ELAN to annotate sign corpora” 3/2 12-1p @SLCC Open Area 3rd floor

Onno Crasborn, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Radbound University, will be joining the Gallaudet Linguistics Department to share some of his extensive knowledge of ELAN and signed language corpora (see below for abstract). The presentation will start at 12:00 in the open area of the Linguistics Department. Anyone is welcome. Bring your lunch!

**The presentation will be given in English and translated into ASL. CDIs interpreters will be available upon request.

Abstract
“Using ELAN to annotate sign corpora”

Once upon a time, people had a single video file and a single annotation file. In fact, that’s how most students still start out. But now that our data sets are getting bigger and bigger, we face new challenges that the ELAN annotation software can only partly address for us. In this talk I will discuss the workflow we have developed for the Corpus NGT, a data set consisting of 2000+ annotation files, in terms of both putting data in and getting data out. I will include a sneak preview of a wonderful new ELAN feature called ‘Tier Sets’, which will appear in the next major release, and discuss some of the further outlooks in this domain.

Relevant URLS:

http://www.ru.nl/corpusngten/

Citing ELAN

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