Using the NITE XML Toolkit on the Switchboard Corpus to study syntactic choice: a case study

Jean Carletta, Shipra Dingare, Malvina Nissim, Tatiana Nikitina

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Abstract

The NITE XML Toolkit (NXT) provides library support for working with multimodal language corpora. We describe our experiences in using it to study discourse effects on syntactic choice using the parsed Switchboard Corpus as a starting point, as a case study for others who may wish to adopt similar techniques using NXT or one of the other libraries that are beginning to emerge. We discuss conversion into the NXT data format; automatic annotation of markables and of constituent length; hand-annotation of markables for
animacy information structure, and coreferential links; and data analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of The fourth international conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2004)
Publication statusPublished - May 2004
EventFourth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2004 - Lisbon, Portugal
Duration: 26 May 200428 May 2004

Conference

ConferenceFourth Language Resources and Evaluation Conference (LREC) 2004
Country/TerritoryPortugal
CityLisbon
Period26/05/0428/05/04

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