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Title:The NITE XML Toolkit: flexible annotation for multi-modal language data.
Authors: Jean Carletta ; Stefan Evert ; Uli Heid ; Jonathan Kilgour ; Judy Robertson ; Holger Voormann
Date: 2003
Publication Title:Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers
Publisher:Psychonomic Society Publications
Publication Type:Journal Article Publication Status:Published
Volume No:35(3) Page Nos:353-363
Multi-modal corpora that show humans interacting via language are now relatively easy to collect. Current tools either allow one to apply sets of time-stamped codes to the data and consider their timing and sequencing, or to describe some specific linguistic structure that is present in the data, built over the top of some form of transcription. To further our understanding of human communication, the research community needs code sets with both timings and structure, designed flexibly to address the research questions at hand. The NITE XML Toolkit offers library support that software developers can call upon when writing tools for such code sets, and thus enables richer analyses than have previously been possible. It includes data handling, a query language containing both structural and temporal constructs, components that can be used to build graphical interfaces, sample programs that demonstrate how to use the libraries, a tool for running queries, and an experimental engine that builds interfaces based on declarative specifications.
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author = { Jean Carletta and Stefan Evert and Uli Heid and Jonathan Kilgour and Judy Robertson and Holger Voormann },
title = {The NITE XML Toolkit: flexible annotation for multi-modal language data.},
journal = {Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers},
publisher = {Psychonomic Society Publications},
year = 2003,
volume = {35(3)},
pages = {353-363},
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