Atomic originates in the research project Towards a corpus-based typology of clause linkage - An analytical framework and case studies on non-local dependencies (LinkType) at the universities of Zurich and Jena.
Atomic is an architectural prototype for an extensible multi-layer annotation platform for linguistic data. It will be developed into Hexatomic, a stable, production-ready software product, in a research project funded by the DFG as part of the “Research Software Sustainability” programme, running from 2018-2021.
Atomic and Hexatomic work on a concrete implementation of the generic graph-based meta model Salt, and embed its complementary conversion framework Pepper, allowing for n : m mapping between data formats. Hexatomic will also embed the ANNIS search engine for linguistic data as well as an interface to its query language AQL.
If you want to refer to the concepts Atomic implements, please cite it as follows.
Druskat, Stephan, Lennart Bierkandt, Volker Gast, Christoph Rzymski & Florian Zipser. 2014. Atomic: an open-source software platform for multi-layer corpus annotation. In Josef Ruppert and Gertrud Faaß (eds.): Proceedings of the 12th Konferenz zur Verarbeitung natürlicher Sprache (KONVENS 2014), Hildesheim, October 2014. 228–234. ISBN 978-3-934105-46-1. PDF
Atomic is an architectural prototype.
Past experimental releases have been removed.
Current development of a stable annotation software is under way in the Hexatomic research project.
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