Paper: Extending an interoperable platform to facilitate the creation of multilingual and multimodal NLP applications

ACL ID P13-4008
Title Extending an interoperable platform to facilitate the creation of multilingual and multimodal NLP applications
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session System Demonstration
Year 2013
Authors

U-Compare is a UIMA-based workflow construction platform for building natu- ral language processing (NLP) applica- tions from heterogeneous language re- sources (LRs), without the need for pro- gramming skills. U-Compare has been adopted within the context of the META- NET Network of Excellence, and over 40 LRs that process 15 European lan- guages have been added to the U-Compare component library. In line with META- NET?s aims of increasing communication between citizens of different European countries, U-Compare has been extended to facilitate the development of a wider range of applications, including both mul- tilingual and multimodal workflows. The enhancements exploit the UIMA Subject of Analysis (Sofa) mechanism, that allows different facets of the input data to be rep- resented. We...