CoBiLiRo: A Research Platform for Bimodal Corpora

Dan Cristea, Ionuț Pistol, Șerban Boghiu, Anca-Diana Bibiri, Daniela Gîfu, Andrei Scutelnicu, Mihaela Onofrei, Diana Trandabăț, George Bugeag


Abstract
This paper describes the on-going work carried out within the CoBiLiRo (Bimodal Corpus for Romanian Language) research project, part of ReTeRom (Resources and Technologies for Developing Human-Machine Interfaces in Romanian). Data annotation finds increasing use in speech recognition and synthesis with the goal to support learning processes. In this context, a variety of different annotation systems for application to Speech and Text Processing environments have been presented. Even if many designs for the data annotations workflow have emerged, the process of handling metadata, to manage complex user-defined annotations, is not covered enough. We propose a design of the format aimed to serve as an annotation standard for bimodal resources, which facilitates searching, editing and statistical analysis operations over it. The design and implementation of an infrastructure that houses the resources are also presented. The goal is widening the dissemination of bimodal corpora for research valorisation and use in applications. Also, this study reports on the main operations of the web Platform which hosts the corpus and the automatic conversion flows that brings the submitted files at the format accepted by the Platform.
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2020.iwltp-1.4
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Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms
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May
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2020
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Marseille, France
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European Language Resources Association
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22–27
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English
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