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05-August-2014 - New publication: Best Practices for Spoken Corpora
18-June-2014 - New version of the Excel Add-In (by Amir Zeldes)
04-March-2014 New version of DGD2 (Database of Spoken German) online
22-October-2013 - New release of the GeWiss corpus online
11-September-2013 - New versions of the EXMARaLDA tools ready for download
07-June-2013 - Community Interpreting Database (ComInDat) pilot corpus online
02-May-2013 - EXMARaLDA review in LD&C
19-December-2012 Official version of DGD2 (Database of Spoken German) online
16-November-2012 - HSM 14: 'Multilingual Corpora and Multilingual Corpus Analysis'
13-April-2012 - Final program online: LREC Workshop on 'Best Practices for Speech Corpora in Linguistic Research'
01-February-2012 - New version of the demo corpus (HTML5 and video integration, new English example)
20-October-2011 - Multingual corpora available at the HZSK
01-July-2011 - Start of LiS project and CLARIN-D project at the HZSK
29-November-2010 - EXMARaLDA: 10th Anniversary!

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EXMARaLDA is an acronym of "Extensible Markup Language for Discourse Annotation". It is a system of concepts, data formats and tools for the computer assisted transcription and annotation of spoken language, and for the construction and analysis of spoken language corpora. EXMARaLDA was originally developed in the project "Computer assisted methods for the creation and analysis of multilingual data" at the Collaborative Research Center "Multilingualism" (Sonderforschungsbereich "Mehrsprachigkeit" - SFB 538) at the University of Hamburg. Since July 2011, the development of EXMARaLDA is continued at the Hamburg Centre for Language Corpora, since November 2011 in cooperation with the Archive for Spoken German at the Institute for the German Language in Mannheim. All components of the EXMARaLDA system are freely available.

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The main features of EXMARaLDA are:

Furthermore, EXMARaLDA data can be transformed into a number of widely used presentation formats (RTF, HTML, PDF) for web-based or printed publication. Last but not least, EXMARaLDA supports several important transcription systems (HIAT, DIDA, GAT, CHAT) through a number of parameterised functions.