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H1 Children's Writing
Title:
H1 Children's Writing
ID:
LDC2016T01
https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/LDC2016T01
ISBN: 1-58563-752-1
ISLRN: 145-948-652-558-3
Online:
Yes
Archive:
Date:
2016
Publisher:
Linguistic Data Consortium
https://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Description:
*Introduction* H1 Children's Writing was developed by the Cooperative State University Baden-Württemberg, University of Education. It consists of 996 texts written over three months by 88 German school children age seven through eleven years. The data in this corpus was collected by an elementary school in Baden Württemberg, Germany and digitized at the Cooperative State University during the second half of the 2014/2015 school year. Three second and third grade classrooms participated in the collection. Texts were written within regular class settings. The students were presented with a picture and were asked to write a story, to describe the picture or if unable to write a text, to list what they saw in the picture. The pictures were designed to enhance the output with respect to important spelling error categories, namely, the marking of short vowels with a silent consonant letter and the correct spelling of the long vowel. The children were allowed at least 15 minutes to write the texts. This exercise was repeated weekly for 12 weeks. LDC has also released H2, E2, ERK1 Children's Writing (LDC2018T05). *Data* Most of the participants were multilingual. Out of 85 children for whom metadata is available, 57 students were multilingual speakers and 28 students were monolingual German speakers. The following metadata is included for each text in the database: school week of collection; school type (always elementary school); age; gender; grade/classroom; language spoken at home; and school materials used for German (Jojo). In all, 996 texts representing 62,764 tokens were collected. The texts were digitized in two forms: (1) the original text, including all errors (achieved), and (2) the intended (target) text, where all spelling errors were removed. Annotations were added to both the achieved text and the target text to distinguish words that should not be analyzed for spelling errors, such as names or foreign words. For sentence-level analysis, syntax errors were annotated by marking substitutions, deletions and insertions at the word level. In such cases, the used word was analyzed for spelling, and the correct word was used for sentence structure analysis. Original handwriting is presented as pdf documents and the converted text as UTF-8 plain text in csv documents. *Samples* Please view the following samples: * Handwriting Sample * Original Transcription * Corrected Transcription *Updates* None at this time.
Content language:
German
Linguistic type:
Primary text
DCMI type:
StillImage
Text
Other format:
Distribution: Web Download
Other language:
German
Other rights:
Licensing Instructions for Subscription & Standard Members, and Non-Members: http://www.ldc.upenn.edu/language-resources/data/obtaining
H1 Children’s Writing Agreement: https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/h1-childrens-writing-agreement.pdf
Rights holder: Portions © 2016 Kay Berkling, 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: Berkling, Kay
Publisher: Linguistic Data Consortium
Publisher: https://www.ldc.upenn.edu
Title: H1 Children's Writing
Other format: Distribution: Web Download
Other language: German
Other rights: H1 Children’s Writing Agreement: https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/license/h1-childrens-writing-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 © 2016 Kay Berkling, Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania