CLAU A Service-Oriented System for Complex Language Alignment: Architectural Aspects

Authors:  Claudiu Mihăilă, Corina Forăscu, Sabin C. Buraga

Polibits, 39, pp.49-54, 2009.

Abstract: In the last years, parallel corpora have become an effective framework to study how well the linguistic phenomena and, more specifically, annotation schemata can be applied when importing the annotations from one language to the other(s). In the case of automatic import, the evaluation and correction are better to be performed by linguists using specific software. The paper proposes CLAU a service-oriented interactive application allowing users to import, evaluate, correct, and share XML-based annotations in parallel texts. The design, general architecture, and implementation are discussed. Also, two use cases are presented: temporal annotations in parallel texts and how CLAU facilitates social Web interactions between language scientists.

Keywords: Parallel text processing; cross-language studies; service-oriented architecture

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