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DHLab Developer Sheean Spoel presents at TLT16 in Prague

Sheean Spoel presented at the 16th International Workshop on Treebanks and Linguistic Theories in Prague. TLT serves as a venue for new and ongoing research on the topic of linguistics and treebanks. Treebanks have proved to be crucial resources for very important NLP applications, such as machine translation and information extraction, as well as supporting resources for various NLP tasks, such as high-quality parsing and POS tagging.

DHLab Developers Sheean Spoel and Gerson Foks added extensions to an existing treebank query application (GrETEL). These extensions address user needs expressed by multiple linguistic researchers and include facilities for uploading one’s own data and metadata. Conversion and cleaning modules for uploading data in CHAT format were added. The extensions also offer new facilities for analysing the results of treebank queries in terms of data, metadata and combinations of those. This new version (4) of GrETEL builds on the work of Martijn van der Klis and is directed by the applicant prof. dr. Jan Odijk.