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In the AVATecH project the Max-Planck Institute
for Psycholinguistics (MPI) and the
Fraunhofer institutes HHI and IAIS aim to
significantly speed up the process of creating
annotations of audio-visual data for humanities
research. For this we integrate state-of-theart
audio and video pattern recognition algorithms
into the widely used ELAN annotation
tool. To address the problem of heterogeneous
annotation tasks and recordings we provide
modular components extended by adaptation
and feedback mechanisms to achieve competitive
annotation quality within significantly less
annotation time. Currently we are designing a
large-scale end-user evaluation of the project.