Paper: AnnoMarket: An Open Cloud Platform for NLP

ACL ID P13-4004
Title AnnoMarket: An Open Cloud Platform for NLP
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2013

This paper presents AnnoMarket, an open cloud-based platform which enables re- searchers to deploy, share, and use lan- guage processing components and re- sources, following the data-as-a-service and software-as-a-service paradigms. The focus is on multilingual text analysis re- sources and services, based on an open- source infrastructure and compliant with relevant NLP standards. We demonstrate how the AnnoMarket platform can be used to develop NLP applications with little or no programming, to index the results for enhanced browsing and search, and to evaluate performance. Utilising Anno- Market is straightforward, since cloud in- frastructural issues are dealt with by the platform, completely transparently to the user: load balancing, efficient data upload and storage, deployment on t...