Peter Wittenburg

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A web services based architecture for Language Resources utilizing existing technology such as XML, SOAP, WSDL and UDDI is presented. The web services architecture creates a pervasive information infrastructure that enables straightforward access to two kinds of Language Resources: traditional information sources and language processing resources. Details(More)
Utilization of computer tools in linguistic research has gained importance with the maturation of media frameworks for the handling of digital audio and video. The increased use of these tools in gesture, sign language and multimodal interaction studies has led to stronger requirements on the flexibility, the efficiency and in particular the time accuracy(More)
The Data Category Registry is one of the ISO initiatives towards the establishment of standards for Language Resource management, creation and coding. Successful application of the DCR depends on the availability of tools that can interact with it. This paper describes the first steps that have been taken to provide users of the multimedia annotation tool(More)
There is an urgent need to improve the infrastructure supporting the reuse of scholarly data. A diverse set of stakeholders-representing academia, industry, funding agencies, and scholarly publishers-have come together to design and jointly endorse a concise and measureable set of principles that we refer to as the FAIR Data Principles. The intent is that(More)
This paper presents a Native Language Identification (NLI) system based on TF-IDF weighting schemes and using linear classifiers support vector machines, logistic regressions and perceptrons. The system was one of the participants of the 2013 NLI Shared Task in the closed-training track, achieving 0.814 overall accuracy for a set of 11 native languages.(More)
Metadata plays a crucial role in realizing the eScience vision. Without a proper description of research data, there is little hope to build environments that help researchers finding, accessing, exploiting, and preserving the data they need to effectively conduct their studies. In fact, we firmly believe that disciplines without proper metadata management(More)
To achieve true interoperability for valuable linguistic resources different levels of variation need to be addressed. ISO Technical Committee 37, Terminology and other language and content resources, is developing a Data Category Registry. This registry will provide a reusable set of data categories. A new implementation, dubbed ISOcat, of the registry is(More)
Annotation of digital recordings in humanities research still is, to a large extend, a process that is performed manually. This paper describes the first pattern recognition based software components developed in the AVATecH project and their integration in the annotation tool ELAN. AVATecH (Advancing Video/Audio Technology in Humanities Research) is a(More)