EUROSPEECH 2001 Scandinavia
7th European Conference on Speech Communication and Technology

Aalborg, Denmark
September 3-7, 2001


ANVIL - A Generic Annotation Tool for Multimodal Dialogue

Michael Kipp

University of the Saarland, Germany

ANVIL is a tool for the annotation of audiovisual material containing multimodal dialogue. Annotation takes place on freely definable, multiple layers (tracks) by inserting time-anchored elements that hold a number of typed attribute-value pairs. Higher-level elements (suprasegmental) consist of a sequence of elements. Attributes contain symbols or cross-level links to arbitrary other elements. ANVIL is highly generic (usable with different annotation schemes), platform-independent, XML-based and fitted with an intuitive graphical user interface. For project integration, ANVIL offers the import of speech transcription and export of textand table data for further statistical processing.

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Bibliographic reference.  Kipp, Michael (2001): "ANVIL - a generic annotation tool for multimodal dialogue", In EUROSPEECH-2001, 1367-1370.