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Karlsruhe Children's Text
Title:
Karlsruhe Children's Text
ID:
LDC2015T22
https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/LDC2015T22
ISBN: 1-58563-734-3
ISLRN: 840-846-753-370-2
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Date:
2015
Publisher:
Linguistic Data Consortium
https://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Description:
*Introduction* Karlsruhe Children's Text was developed by the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg, University of Education and Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. It consists of over 14,000 freely written, German sentences from more than 1,700 school children in grades one through eight. The data collection was conducted in 2011-2013 at elementary and secondary schools in and around Karlsruhe, Germany. Students were asked to write as verbose a text as possible. Those in grades one to four were read two stories and were then asked to write their own stories. Students in grades five through eight were instructed to write on a specific theme, such as "Imagine the world in 20 years. What has changed?" The goal of the collection was to use the data to develop a spelling error classification system. *Data* Annotators converted the handwritten text into digital form with all errors committed by the writers; they also created an orthographically correct version of every sentence. Metadata about the text was gathered, including the circumstances under which it was collected, information about the student writer and background about spelling lessons in the particular class. In a second step, the students' spelling errors were annotated into general groupings: grapheme level, syllable level, morphology and syntax. The files were anonymized in a third step. This release also contains metadata regarding the writers’ language biography, teaching methodology, age, gender and school year. The average age of the participants was 11 years, and the gender distribution was nearly equal. Original handwriting is presented as JPEG format image files and the converted annotated text as UTF-8 plain text. Metadata is contained within each text file. *Samples* Please view these image and text samples. *Updates* None at this time. *Additional Citation* Users should cite this paper in any publication that describes this corpus. Preparing Children's Writing Database for Automated Processing Rémi Lavalley, Kay Berkling, Sebastian Stüker, Workshop on Language Teaching, Learning and Technology (LTLT) Leipzig, September 4, 2015
Content language:
German
Linguistic type:
Primary text
DCMI type:
Text
StillImage
Other format:
Distribution: Web Download
Other language:
German
Other rights:
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Rights holder: Portions © 2015 Dr. Johanna Fay, © 2015 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania
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Archive: The LDC Corpus Catalog
Online: Yes
Linguistic type: Primary text
DCMI type: StillImage
DCMI type: Text
Content language: German
Date: 2000 and later
Date: 2010 - 2019
Contributor: Fay, Johanna
Publisher: Linguistic Data Consortium
Publisher: https://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Title: Karlsruhe Children's Text
Other format: Distribution: Web Download
Other language: German
Other rights: LDC User Agreement for Non-Members: https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/ldc-non-members-agreement.pdf
Other rights: Licensing Instructions for Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/language-resources/data/obtaining
Other rights: Rights holder: Portions © 2015 Dr. Johanna Fay, © 2015 Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania