EADH Workshop: Annotation of digital oral data collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences

The workshop  “Annotation of digital oral data collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences“  is one of the nine workshops taking place during the conference “Data in Digital Humanities“, hosted by the European Association for Digital Humanities (EADH) at the National University of Ireland, Galway on 9/Dec/2018. The content of this workshop reads as follows

In many scientific fields, ranging from phonetics, applied linguistics or discourse analysis, to literary studies, sociology and history among others, annotation is the common ground for systematic and empirical analysis of oral data. While the structure and the theoretical basis for the annotation and the preferred methods of analysis might differ, the main aspects and the specific conditions pertaining to the modality of the data are shared across disciplines. In this workshop, we will first give an introduction to theoretical issues and frameworks relevant to annotation in general and discuss current methodological approaches to the annotation of oral data. In hands-on sessions we will then present and compare existing tools and web services, including editors for manual transcription and annotation such as EXMARaLDA, WebAnno or OCTRA, and their interaction with and integration of automatic web services such as WebMAUS.

Date: 07.12.2018
Time: 9:00-17:00 Uhr
Place: National University of Ireland, Galway, building and room tba

9:00 Welcome
9:15 Introduction and motivation
9:30 Principles of Transcription and Annotation
10:30 Coffee break
11:00 Workflow
12:30 Lunch
14:00 Hands-on session I: Octra, WebAnno
15:00 Coffee break
15:30 Hands-on session II: EXMARaLDA, WebMAUS
16:30 Discussion and Summary
17:00 End of workshop

For the workshop, please install the following software on your computer:

  • Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox

It would be very nice if you could share some of your data with the other participants in the course. Upload sample audio data to the following DropBox folder:


Please register for the workshop by sending an email to draxler@phonetik.uni-muenchen.de until 03/Dec/2018.

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Workshop Annotation of digital oral data collections in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Conference Data in Digital Humanities