LINGUIST List 20.2446

Wed Jul 08 2009

Software: EXMARaLDA: Spoken Language Corpus Software

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        1.    Thomas Schmidt, EXMARaLDA: Spoken Language Corpus Software

Message 1: EXMARaLDA: Spoken Language Corpus Software
Date: 07-Jul-2009
From: Thomas Schmidt <>
Subject: EXMARaLDA: Spoken Language Corpus Software
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A new version of EXMARaLDA has been released. It can be downloaded free ofcharge from

EXMARaLDA is a system for creating, managing, analyzing and disseminatingspoken language corpora:

The EXMARaLDA Partitur-Editor (version 1.4.3.) is a tool for creating,editing and outputting multi-level, audio- or video-aligned transcriptionsin musical score notation. It provides import and export filters for theformats of many other tools (Praat, ELAN, CLAN, among others) and forvarious presentation formats.

The EXMARaLDA Corpus Manager (version 1.5.5.) is a tool for bundlingtranscriptions into corpora, managing metadata about communications andspeakers and filtering transcriptions according to their metadata.EXAKT (version 0.6) , the EXMARaLDA Analysis and Concordance Tool, is atool for querying EXMARaLDA corpora. It extends the functionality of a KWICconcordancer with additional features that are important for the analysisof spoken language, such as: the possibility to play back the part of theaudio or video signal corresponding to a search result, filtering searchresults according to speaker and communication metadata, manual annotationof search results, etc.

All EXMARaLDA tools are programmed in Java and will run on Windows,Macintosh and Linux Operating systems.

The EXMARaLDA demo corpus at,

containing transcription examples in several languages, provides a quickimpression of the system's capabilities.

The development of the system is ongoing; we appreciate your feedback.

Thomas Schmidt, Kai W├Ârner & Timm LehmbergResearch Centre on MultilingualismUniversity of

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics                             Discipline of Linguistics