Paper: BALLGAME: A Corpus for Computational Semantics

ACL ID W11-0139
Title BALLGAME: A Corpus for Computational Semantics
Venue IWCS
Session Main Conference
Year 2011

In this paper, we describe the Baseball Announcers’ Language Linked with General Annotation of Meaningful Events (BALLGAME) project – a text corpus for research in computional semantics. We collected pitch-by-pitch event data for a sample of baseball games and used this data to build an annotated corpus composed of transcripts of radio broadcasts of these games. Our annotation links text from the broadcast to events in a formal representation of the semantics of the baseball game. We describe our corpus model, the annotation tool used to create the corpus, and conclude by discussing applications of this corpus in semantics research and natural language processing.