Paper: The Annotation Graph Toolkit: Software Components For Building Linguistic Annotation Tools

ACL ID H01-1005
Title The Annotation Graph Toolkit: Software Components For Building Linguistic Annotation Tools
Venue Human Language Technologies
Session Main Conference
Year 2001
Authors

Annotation graphs provide an efficient and expressive data model for linguistic annotations of time-series data. This paper reports progress on a complete software infrastructure supporting the rapid development of tools for transcribing and annotating time-series data. This general-purpose infrastructure uses annotation graphs as the underlying model, and allows developers to quickly create special-purpose annotation tools using common components. An application programming interface, an I/O library, and graphical user interfaces are described. Our experience has shown us that it is a straightforward task to create new special-purpose annotation tools based on this general-purpose infrastructure. Keywords transcription, coding, annotation graph, interlinear text, dialogue annotation 1.