Creating and Exploiting Innovative Corpora
As it is central to many of the School's research programmes, corpus development has been carried out by many groups within the School:
- linguistic research
- historical language: Irish Syllabic Poetry, circa 1200-1650: BARDIC@TCD
- corpora for child language acquisition
- corpora for the development of Irish speech synthesis and speech recognition
- corpora for the analysis of English as a world language (ICE)
- corpora for clinical discourse analysis
- video-recorded corpora for the analysis and teaching of Irish Sign Language
- corpora of bilingual computer-mediated communication, enhanced with eye-tracking data
The acquisition of innovative multimodal corpora of spontaneous interactions in Irish-English, and Irish, will provide the basis for new research on voice, prosody and speech technology. The annotation of multimodal images, analysis of gesture etc. is highly relevant to the analysis of Irish Sign Language.
This aspect of the School’s research links to College’s Digital Arts and Humanities programme.