New EXMARaLDA distributions

EXMARaLDA is currently undergoing major surgery: the tools have to be adapted to work with 64bit systems, OpenJDK and Java 11+. This is necessary, among other things, to make EXMARaLDA work with video support on MAC OS Catalina. After a lot of fiddling with the details, preview versions are available now on the Preview Download page.

As a positive side effect, video support on Windows is also improved: the new JavaFX player can now be used to work with MPEG-4 videos.

FOLK Update in DGD 2.14

On Monday, April 27th, a new version of the Database for Spoken German (Datenbank für Gesprochenes Deutsch ,DGD) has gone online.

Chancellor Merkel in a parliamentary debate (FOLK_E_00390)

This version contains an extension of the Research and Teaching Corpus of Spoken German FOLK – a 300h / 3 Million Word Corpus of transcribed audio and video recordings of spoken interaction from various private, institutional and public contexts.

Transcription in FOLK is carried out with FOLKER, orthographic normalisation with OrthoNormal, both parts of the EXMARaLDA system.