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Collecting and annotating corpora for three under-resourced languages of France: Methodological issues

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Title:Collecting and annotating corpora for three under-resourced languages of France: Methodological issues
Authors:Bernhard, Delphine
Ligozat, Anne-Laure
Bras, Myriam
Martin, Fanny
Vergez-Couret, Marianne
show 5 moreErhart, Pascale
Sibille, Jean
Todirascu, Amalia
Boula de Mareüil, Philippe
Huck, Dominique
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Keywords:corpus
annotations
tokenization
part-of-speech
Alsatian
show 2 moreOccitan
Picard
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Date Issued:Jun 2021
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Bernhard, Delphine, Anne-Laure Ligozat, Myriam Bras, Fanny Martin, Marianne Vergez-Couret, Pascale Erhart, Jean Sibille, Amalia Todirascu, Philippe Boula de Mareüil, & Dominique Huck. 2021. Collecting and annotating corpora for three under-resourced languages of France: Methodological issues. Language Documentation & Conservation 15: 316-357. http://hdl.handle.net/10125/74645.
Abstract:In contrast to French, the vast majority of regional languages of France can be considered as under-resourced. In this article, we present the results of a research project aiming to produce annotated resources for three regional languages of France: Alsatian, Occitan, and Picard. These languages cover three different language families (Germanic and two subfamilies of Romance, Oïl and Oc languages) and different sociolinguistic situations. Yet, they all face issues common to many under-resourced languages: lack of human and financial resources and presence of geolinguistic variation. The originality of this project is that it brought together researchers from different fields (sociolinguistics, descriptive linguistics, dialectology, natural language processing, digital humanities) to work together towards the common goal of developing annotated corpora for Alsatian, Occitan, and Picard. This created a favorable and stimulating working environment which could not have been achieved had different research groups worked independently, each on a single language. This article details the annotation process, with a special focus on the delimitation of the tokens and the definition of the part-of-speech tags.
Pages/Duration:42 pages
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/74645
ISSN:1934-5275
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States
http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Journal:Language Documentation & Conservation
Volume:15
Appears in Collections: Volume 15 : Language Documentation & Conservation


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