Annotation graphs as a framework for multidimensional linguistic data analysis

  title={Annotation graphs as a framework for multidimensional linguistic data analysis},
  author={Steven Bird and Mark Liberman},
In recent work we have presented a formal framework for linguistic annotation based on labeled acyclic digraphs. These 'annotation graphs' offer a simple yet powerful method for representing complex annotation structures incorporating hierarchy and overlap. Here, we motivate and illustrate our approach using discourse-level annotations of text and speech data drawn from the CALLHOME, COCONUT, MUC-7, DAMSL and TRAINS annotation schemes. With the help of domain specialists, we have constructed a… CONTINUE READING
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