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AVATecH - automated annotation through audio and video analysis

: Lenkiewicz, P.; Auer, E.; Schreer, Oliver; Masneri, Stefano; Schneider, D.; Tschöpel, S.

Calzolari, N. ; European Language Resources Association -ELRA-, Paris:
LREC 2012, 8th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation : May 23-25, 2012, Istanbul, Turkey
Paris: ELRA, 2012
ISBN: 978-2-9517408-7-7
International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC) <8, 2012, Istanbul>
Conference Paper
Fraunhofer HHI ()
Fraunhofer IAIS ()

In different fields of the humanities annotations of multimodal resources are a necessary component of the research workflow. Examples include linguistics, psychology, anthropology, etc. However, creation of those annotations is a very laborious task, which can take 50 to 100 times the length of the annotated media, or more. This can be significantly improved by applying innovative audio and video processing algorithms, which analyze the recordings and provide automated annotations. This is the aim of the AVATecH project, which is a collaboration of the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and the Fraunhofer institutes HHI and IAIS. In this paper we present a set of results of automated annotation together with an evaluation of their quality.