A Text Technology Infrastructure for Annotating Corpora in the eHumanities

Thierry Declerck, Ulrike Czeitschner, Karlheinz Moerth, Claudia Resch, Gerhard Budin

In: Stefan Gradmann , Francesca Borri , Carlo Meghini , Heiko Schuldt (Hrsg.). esearch and Advanced Technology for Digital Libraries - International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries. International Conference on Theory and Practice of Digital Libraries (TPDL-2011) September 26-28 Berlin Germany LNCS 6966 ISBN 978-3-642-24468-1 Springer 9/2011.


We present in this demonstration paper the actual text technology infrastructure we have been establishing for annotating with linguistic and domain-specific information – the personalized death – a corpus of baroque texts (in German) belonging to the genre "Danse Macabre". While the developed and assembled tools are already covering the automatic treatment of various lexical aspects of such texts, and are also supporting the manual annotation of the corpus with concepts related to the personalized death, we are currently extending our work with the integration of methods and tools for automating the annotation procedure. The goal of our project is to offer the philologist, historian or the interested public an improved access to this kind of corpora, allowing for example for topic based queries and navigation.


Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz
German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence