ANNIS: a linguistic database for exploring information structure

  • In this paper, we discuss the design and implementation of our first version of the database "ANNIS" (ANNotation of Information Structure). For research based on empirical data, ANNIS provides a uniform environment for storing this data together with its linguistic annotations. A central database promotes standardized annotation, which facilitates interpretation and comparison of the data. ANNIS is used through a standard web browser and offers tier-based visualization of data and annotations, as well as search facilities that allow for cross-level and cross-sentential queries. The paper motivates the design of the system, characterizes its user interface, and provides an initial technical evaluation of ANNIS with respect to data size and query processing.

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Author:Stefanie Dipper, Michael Götze, Manfred Stede, Tillmann Wegst
Parent Title (German):Interdisciplinary studies on information structure / Ishihara, S., M. Schmitz and A. Schwarz (eds.) ; Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary studies on information structure ; Vol. 1
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2004
Year of first Publication:2004
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/11/06
Page Number:35
First Page:245
Last Page:279
Source:Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS) 1, 2004, S. 245-279 ;
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht