CLARIN workshop on Multilingual corpus annotation tools: development and integration
Basic annotation of language corpora is a prerequisite for corpus linguistics or any advanced explorations of information content of language. Yet, for many CLARIN languages, online annotation tools are not available. This two-day workshop aimed to close this gap by joining CLARIN members that have locally developed annotation tools or resources in order to integrate them in terms of specifications and offer them as web services in the scope of the WebLicht architecture. The planned multilingual web services to be developed will enhance the utility of workflow construction and execution workflows and feed back into their development and documentation.
The workshop catalogued available tools, resources and encoding standards of the participants and proposed a workplan on how to integrate them with WebLicht, also considering other such environments, such as TextFlows, developed at JSI. The concrete result of the workshop is an implementation plan with its timeline (in preparation).