The autoglosser takes a bow …

July 16th, 2010 by donnek Leave a reply »

At the very interesting Welsh Syntax seminar in Gregynog, there were a couple of presentations from the ESRC Centre, which should shortly be up on the seminar’s webpage. I spoke to a few slides on the first, summarising why the Bangor autoglosser had been developed, and what it does, and we also publicised the BangorTalk test site. Quite a lot of material has now been posted there, mainly to check how well the importer/autoglosser works, and also to experiment with presentation and layout. At the minute, the pages showing the text are pretty heavy to process, and also slow to show the gloss popups on older browsers (because the webpage is pretty big), so the next step there is to find a way (preferably using AJAX) to page through the text in chunks of about 50 utterances without interfering with the audio playback. Over the next few weeks I’ll be revising the Welsh and Spanish dictionaries, and doing a first version of a Spanish constraint grammar.

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