The Halliday Centre Tagger : An Online Platform for Semi-automatic Text Annotation and Analysis

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Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014)
PublisherEuropean Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Pages1664-1667
ISBN (Print)9782951740884
Publication statusPublished - May 2014

Conference

Title9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014)
LocationHarpa Concert Hall and Conference Center
PlaceIceland
CityReykjavik
Period26 - 31 May 2014

Abstract

This paper reports the latest development of The Halliday Centre Tagger (the Tagger), an online platform provided with semi-automatic features to facilitate text annotation and analysis. The Tagger features a web-based architecture with all functionalities and file storage space provided online, and a theory-neutral design where users can define their own labels for annotating various kinds of linguistic information. The Tagger is currently optimized for text annotation of Systemic Functional Grammar (SFG), providing by default a pre-defined set of SFG grammatical features, and the function of automatic identification of process types for English verbs. Apart from annotation, the Tagger also offers the features of visualization and summarization to aid text analysis. The visualization feature combines and illustrates multi-dimensional layers of annotation in a unified way of presentation, while the summarization feature categorizes annotated entries according to different SFG systems, i.e., transitivity, theme, logical-semantic relations, etc. Such features help users identify grammatical patterns in an annotated text.

Research Area(s)

  • Corpus Annotation, Systemic Functional Grammar, The Halliday Centre Tagger

Citation Format(s)

The Halliday Centre Tagger : An Online Platform for Semi-automatic Text Annotation and Analysis. / Wong, Billy T.M.; Chow, Ian C.; Webster, Jonathan J.; Yan, Hengbin.

Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014). European Language Resources Association (ELRA), 2014. p. 1664-1667.

Research output: Chapters, Conference Papers, Creative and Literary Works (RGC: 12, 32, 41, 45)32_Refereed conference paper (with ISBN/ISSN)peer-review