Application of audio and video processing methods for language research and documentation: The AVATecH Project
Lenkiewicz, P., Drude, S., Lenkiewicz, A., Gebre, B. G., Masneri, S., Schreer, O., Schwenninger, J., & Bardeli, R.
Application of audio and video processing methods for language research and documentation: The AVATecH Project. In Z. Vetulani, & J. Mariani (Eds.
), 5th Language and Technology Conference, LTC 2011, Poznań, Poland, November 25-27, 2011, Revised Selected Papers
(pp. 288-299). Berlin: Springer.
Evolution and changes of all modern languages is a wellknown
fact. However, recently it is reaching dynamics never seen before,
which results in loss of the vast amount of information encoded in every
language. In order to preserve such rich heritage, and to carry out linguistic
research, properly annotated recordings of world languages are necessary.
Since creating those annotations is a very laborious task, reaching
times 100 longer than the length of the annotated media, innovative video
processing algorithms are needed, in order to improve the efficiency and
quality of annotation process. This is the scope of the AVATecH project
presented in this article