3rd Biomedical Linked Annotation Hackathon (BLAH3), Japan

The symposium of the 3rd Biomedical Linked Annotation Hackathon (BLAH3), to be held on 16th (Monday) in Tokyo, is a week away: http://blah3.linkedannotation.org/. The symposium will be broadcast on USTREAM, and you can watch it even though you cannot be on site. Check out the program: http://blah3.linkedannotation.org/program Please follow and like us:

[BOOK] Collaborative Annotation for Reliable Natural Language Processing: Technical and Sociological Aspects

Publication of a book on manual corpus annotation, in particular using crowdsourcing: “Collaborative Annotation for Reliable Natural Language Processing: Technical and Sociological Aspects”. (Wiley-ISTE, 196p). The book is available here: http://eu.wiley.com/WileyCDA/WileyTitle/productCd-1848219040.html# Abstract: NLP has witnessed two major evolutions in the past 25 years: firstly, the extraordinary success of machine learning, which is now, for better or for worse, overwhelmingly dominant in the field, and secondly, the multiplication of evaluation campaigns or shared tasks. Both involve manually annotated corpora, for the training and evaluation of the systems. These corpora have progressively become the hidden pillars of our…

[Volunteers needed] Similes’ annotation, 19th and 20th century prose

Dear all, We are currently looking for volunteers to annotate similes and literal comparisons taken from a corpus of 19th and 20th century prose poems. To participate, please visit our online platform: http://dissimilitudes.lip6.fr:8181 Thank you in advance and do not hesitate to share the link with interested colleagues and students. Regards, Suzanne Mpouli PhD Student Laboratory of Computer Science Paris VI Université Pierre et Marie Curie Please follow and like us:

Part-time job ad: Intonation and/or Information Structure Annotators for Bulgarian and English

An EPSRC-funded project, investigating face-to-face dialogue from a cross-linguistic perspective, is looking for annotators for information structure and/or intonation for English and Bulgarian. The annotation will be performed in Praat. The data to be annotated consists of 1 hour recording of dialogue between 2 people (per language). Preferred skills: – Native level proficiency of Bulgarian or English – Prior training in the ToBI annotation system (pitch accents and prosodic phrase boundaries) – In-depth knowledge of different information structure phenomena – Experience using Praat – Minimum commitment of 10-20hrs/week for the…