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This paper addresses a number of key methodological challenges and concerns faced by linguists in the development of the new generation of corpora: the multi-modal, multi-media corpus (i.e. combining video, audio and textual records of naturally occurring discourse). The paper primarily explores the questions of the functionality of the corpus, identifying problems faced in making multi-modal corpora ‘usable’ for further research. It focuses on the need for new methods for categorising and marking up multiple streams of data using, as examples, the coding of head nods and hand gestures. The paper also considers the challenges faced when integrating and representing the data in a functional corpus tool, to allow for further synthesis and analysis. The paper then underlines some of the ethical challenges faced in the development of this tool, exploring the issues faced both in the collection of data and the future distribution of video corpora to the wider research community.
Author(s): Knight D, Evans D, Carter R, Adolphs S
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
ISSN (print): 1749-5032
ISSN (electronic): 1755-1676
Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
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