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Towards a Unified Exploitation of Electronic Dialectal Corpora: Problems and Perspectives

  • Nikitas N. Karanikolas
  • Eleni Galiotou
  • Angela Ralli
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 8655)

Abstract

In this paper, we deal with the problem of storing and retrieving dialectal data in a unified framework. In particular, we discuss issues concerning the design and implementation of a multimedia database which will contain written and oral data from three Greek dialects in Asia Minor. At first, we describe the overall architecture of a system aiming at providing the user with the possibility to store audio recordings, text transcripts, and other annotations. Then we discuss the possibilities and limitations of a retrieval module aiming at combining different linguistic levels for a unified exploitation of oral and written corpora.

Keywords

Computational Dialectology Electronic Corpora Modern Greek Dialects Multimedia databases 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Nikitas N. Karanikolas
    • 1
  • Eleni Galiotou
    • 1
  • Angela Ralli
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Informatics, Technological Educational Institute of AthensAigaleoGreece
  2. 2.Department of PhilologyUniversity of PatrasRio, PatrasGreece

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