FOLKER (the FOLK EditoR) was developed for the project “Research and Teaching Corpus Spoken German” (FOLK) at the Institute for German Language. The data model for this tool represents an adaptation of the EXMARaLDA system, which is specifically optmimised to the needs of the FOLK project.

FOLKER offers the following features:

  • Support of the cGAT conventions for minimal transcripts;
  • three different views of the transcript (as segment, score or contribution view);
  • audio signal in the form of an oscillogram;
  • interoperability with other tools (ELAN, Praat and of course EXMARaLDA);

In addition, OrthoNormal can be used for orthographic normalization of FOLK transcripts in literary transcription.