Challenges of annotation and analysis in computer-assisted language comparison: A case study on Burmish languages

  • Nathan W. Hill, Johann-Mattis List
  • Yearbook of the Poznan Linguistic Meeting, September 2017, De Gruyter
  • DOI: 10.1515/yplm-2017-0003

Challenges and of Annotation and Analysis

What is it about?

This paper describes how improved annotation of historical word relations can be used to enhance the analysis of historical language data. We exemplify this with help of a new dataset of 8 Burmish language varieties.

Why is it important?

This is the first time that consistent methods for analysis and annotation of partial cognates across and inside languages have been proposed.


Johann-Mattis List
Max-Planck-Gesellschaft zur Forderung der Wissenschaften

This is just the start, and we need to further improve.

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