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An Ontology for Accessing Transcription Systems (OATS)


Moran, Steven (2009). An Ontology for Accessing Transcription Systems (OATS). In: First Workshop on Language Technologies for African Languages (AfLaT 2009), Athens, Greece, 31 March 2009 - 31 March 2009, 112-120.

Abstract

This paper presents the Ontology for Accessing Transcription Systems (OATS), a knowledge base that supports interoperation over disparate transcription systems
and practical orthographies. The knowledge base includes an ontological description of writing systems and relations for mapping transcription system segments to an interlingua pivot, the IPA. It includes orthographic and phonemic inventories from 203 African languages. OATS is motivated by the desire to query data in the knowledge base via IPA or native orthography, and for error checking of digitized data and conversion between transcription systems. The model in this paper implements these goals.

Abstract

This paper presents the Ontology for Accessing Transcription Systems (OATS), a knowledge base that supports interoperation over disparate transcription systems
and practical orthographies. The knowledge base includes an ontological description of writing systems and relations for mapping transcription system segments to an interlingua pivot, the IPA. It includes orthographic and phonemic inventories from 203 African languages. OATS is motivated by the desire to query data in the knowledge base via IPA or native orthography, and for error checking of digitized data and conversion between transcription systems. The model in this paper implements these goals.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:31 March 2009
Deposited On:04 Mar 2014 08:09
Last Modified:28 Aug 2017 15:29
Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
Official URL:http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W09-0716

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