Poignant J, Budnik M, Bredin H, Barras C, Stefas M, Bruneau P, et al.. The CAMOMILE Collaborative Annotation Platform for Multi-modal, Multi-lingual and Multi-media Documents. In Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016). Portoro┼ż (Slovenia); 2016.  (679.91 KB)

Abstract

In this paper, we describe the organization and the implementation of the CAMOMILE collaborative annotation framework for multimodal, multimedia, multilingual (3M) data. Given the versatile nature of the analysis which can be performed on 3M data, the structure of the server was kept intentionally simple in order to preserve its genericity, relying on standard Web technologies. Layers of annotations, defined as data associated to a media fragment from the corpus, are stored in a database and can be managed through standard interfaces with authentication. Interfaces tailored specifically to the needed task can then be developed in an agile way, relying on simple but reliable services for the management of the centralized annotations. We then present our implementation of an active learning scenario for person annotation in video, relying on the CAMOMILE server; during a dry run experiment, the manual annotation of 716 speech segments was thus propagated to 3504 labeled tracks. The code of the CAMOMILE framework is distributed in open source.