<tiger2/>: serialising the ISO SynAF syntactic object model

Abstract

This paper introduces <tiger2/>, an XML format developed to serialise the object model defined by the ISO Syntactic Annotation Framework SynAF. Basing on widespread best practices we adapt a popular XML format for syntactic annotations, TigerXML, with additional features to support a variety of syntactic phenomena including constituent and dependency structures, binding, and different node types such as compounds or empty elements. We also define interfaces to other formats and standards including the Morpho-syntactic Annotation Framework MAF and the ISOCat Data Category Registry. Finally a case study of the German Treebank TueBa-D/Z is presented, showcasing the handling of constituent structures, topological fields and coreference annotation.

DOI: 10.1007/s10579-014-9288-x

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@article{Romary2015tiger2ST, title={: serialising the ISO SynAF syntactic object model}, author={Laurent Romary and Amir Zeldes and Florian Zipser}, journal={Language Resources and Evaluation}, year={2015}, volume={49}, pages={1-18} }