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Kratylos: A tool for sharing interlinearized and lexical data in diverse formats

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Title:Kratylos: A tool for sharing interlinearized and lexical data in diverse formats
Authors:Kaufman, Daniel
Finkel, Raphael
Keywords:language documentation
technology
multimedia corpora
Date Issued:Mar 2018
Publisher:University of Hawaii Press
Citation:Kaufman, Daniel & Raphael Finkel. 2018. Kratylos: A tool for sharing interlinearized and lexical data in diverse formats. Language Documentation & Conservation 12. 124-146.
Abstract:In this paper we present Kratylos, at www.kratylos.org, a web application that creates searchable multimedia corpora from data collections in diverse formats, including collections of interlinearized glossed text (IGT) and dictionaries. There exists a crucial lacuna in the electronic ecology that supports language documentation and linguistic research. Vast amounts of IGT are produced in stand-alone programs without an easy way to share them publicly as dynamic databases. Solving this problem will not only unlock an enormous amount of linguistic information that can be shared easily across the web, it will also improve accountability by allowing us to verify analyses across collections of primary data. We argue for a two-pronged approach to sharing language documentation, which involves a popular interface and a specialist interface. Finally, we briefly introduce the potential of regular expression queries for syntactic research.
Pages/Duration:23 pages
URI/DOI:http://hdl.handle.net/10125/24765
ISSN:1934-5275
Rights:Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International
Appears in Collections: Volume 12 : Language Documentation & Conservation


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