Map of Applications for Linguistic Annotation

I was chatting with some people in my department the other day and we all agreed we didn’t know where to look for a curated list of apps for annotating linguistic data. Every now and then someone needs to start working with a new kind of data (e.g. constituency trees), and usually how that goes is they ask around, and maybe one or two people point out an app or two.

We looked around and couldn’t seem to find anything like this, so I went ahead and made something to try to fill this gap: the Map of Applications for Linguistic Annotation. You’ll notice that we’re trying to keep track of some important metadata that often are central to which app people end up choosing to work with (e.g. supported import/export formats and supported annotation types).

The list’s very small right now but I thought I’d share it here in case people are interested! And if you know of any other apps or have suggestions for how to improve the list, please open an issue.


Seems like RNLD (now Living Languages) had something like this on their old website. I thought there might be some to add from there tho I don’t think it had been updated very often. It seems to be gone now. So this is great, Luke!

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Love this. Would a simple editor interface to help people format submissions be helpful?

Update: Oh, I see you’ve set up a template to do that, probably sufficient already.

Also, the data directory is beautemous.

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That’d be very helpful I think—there are plenty of people who know about apps who haven’t done it yet because they don’t exactly know how to do an issue/PR, don’t know the data format, etc. Some kind of form that makes it as approachable as possible would be super helpful I think :slight_smile:

It could live on the site and then um, generate a JSON to be submitted by email or issue perhaps

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