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Linguistic Annotation Framwork (LAF) (Nancy Ide)

The Linguistic Annotation Framework (LAF) builds on existing technologies and schemes (particularly TEI, CES and XCES, and MATE/NITE) to codify best practices as a set of standards for representing and processing language-related information, in order to leverage the growth of language engineering. LAF is intended to achieve the following general goals:

  • Provide means to use and reuse linguistic data across applications, at all levels of linguistic description from surface mark-up of primary sources to multi-layered processing results;
  • Facilitate maintenance of a coherent document life cycle through various processing stages, so as to enable enrichment of existing data with new information and the incremental construction of processing systems.