Multiple hierarchies : new aspects of an old solution

  • In this paper, we present the Multiple Annotation approach, which solves two problems: the problem of annotating overlapping structures, and the problem that occurs when documents should be annotated according to different, possibly heterogeneous tag sets. This approach has many advantages: it is based on XML, the modeling of alternative annotations is possible, each level can be viewed separately, and new levels can be added at any time. The files can be regarded as an interrelated unit, with the text serving as the implicit link. Two representations of the information contained in the multiple files (one in Prolog and one in XML) are described. These representations serve as a base for several applications.

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Author:Andreas Witt
Parent Title (German):Heterogeneity in focus: creating and using linguistic databases / Dipper, Stefanie, M. Götze and M. Stede (eds.) ; Working Papers of the SFB 632, Interdisciplinary studies on information structure ; Vol. 2
Place of publication:Potsdam
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of Completion:2005
Year of first Publication:2005
Publishing Institution:Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg
Release Date:2008/11/06
Page Number:31
First Page:55
Last Page:85
This paper is a slightly modified reprint. (Originally published in the Online-Proceedings of the Extreme Markup Languages 2004, see
Source:In: S. Dipper / M. Götze / M. Stede : Heterogeneity in Focus: Creating and Using Linguistic Databases, Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Structure (ISIS), 2, 2005, S. 55-85 ;
Dewey Decimal Classification:4 Sprache / 40 Sprache / 400 Sprache
Licence (German):License LogoDeutsches Urheberrecht