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Using VOICE-Online

10 VOICE POS Online

The purpose of this section is to provide help for using the VOICE POS Interface. VOICE POS Online is accessible to all registered users of VOICE Online. For detailed information on the procedures and guidelines developed for part-of-speech tagging and lemmatizing VOICE,and on tagging format and tags, please refer to VOICE Part-of-Speech Tagging and Lemmatization Manual. We strongly encourage users to familiarize themselves with this manual before working with VOICE POS Online.

10.1 User Interface

After registration and logging on to VOICE Online, you can access VOICE POS Online via the button on the VOICE Online Interface.
Screenshot of how to access VOICE POS Online via the VOICE
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Access to VOICE POS Online via the VOICE Online Interface

The search interface consists of a search field and a content area below the search field. The search field is used for entering token, tag or lemma information.

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VOICE POS Online Search Interface

For searching VOICE POS, simply enter your search in the white box in the top left hand corner of the interface and click "Search" button. To the right of the “Search” field, a number will appear indicating how many results your search has yielded. Your search results are displayed in the content area below. The content area is divided into four columns. These are, from left to right, "No." (for "Number"), "Identity" (for "Event ID and position in utterance"), "Search Results" and "Tag information".

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VOICE POS Online Search Interface with search

10.1.1 Number

In this column, the search results are numbered in order to facilitate working with the search results.

10.1.2 Event ID and position

This column displays the event ID indicating a specific corpus text, e.g. "POwgd375" (see section 2.2 Corpus structure for details), as well as utterance number, e.g. ":773", and position of the search item in the utterance, e.g. "_13" (i.e. this is the 13th token in the respective utterance).

10.1.3 Search Results

This column displays the search result including two tokens preceding and two tokens following the result in the respective utterance. Note that pauses ( _0, _1, _2, …), contracted forms (‘s), interjections (er, hh, …) etc. also count as ‘tokens’.

10.1.4 Tag Information

In this column, again the search result with two tokens preceding and two tokens following the result is displayed. Additionally, tag information is given for each token, separated from the token by underscore, e.g. language_NN(NN). When hovering over a token in this column with the cursor, the lemma of this word is displayed.

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Displaying a token's lemma

10.1.5 Selecting and deselecting columns for display

Users can choose which of the columns they want to display by clicking on the icon to the right of the column “Tag information” and selecting or deselecting the respective boxes in the pop-up window displayed.

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Selecting and deselecting columns for display

10.2 Searching VOICE POS

10.3 Exporting results

Users can export results by clicking one or more rows in the search result and pressing Ctrl+C. A separate window will open with a text version of the selected results, which can then be copied and exported.

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Exporting search results from VOICE POS Online

10.4 Annotation differences between VOICE Online and VOICE POS Online

The mark-up in VOICE Online and VOICE POS Online differs for a number of items. The table below gives an overview of these differences in order to facilitate working with both versions of VOICE in parallel.

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Annotation differences between VOICE Online and VOICE POS Online

10.5 Additional help

For more information on the guiding principles and the decisions taken for the tagging and lemmatization of VOICE, click on the icon in the left hand corner of the VOICE POS Interface, which will redirect you to the VOICE Tagging and Lemmatization Manual. Clicking the icon will open a pdf file with a short version of the VOICE Tagset.
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Additional help in VOICE POS Online

10.6 Recommended citation

The recommended citation for section 10. VOICE POS Online in this manual is:

VOICE Project. 2013. “VOICE POS Online”. Using VOICE Online. Vienna. http://univie.ac.at/voice/help/pos (date of last access).