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KorAP architecture – diving in the deep sea of corpus data

  • KorAP is a corpus search and analysis platform, developed at the Institute for the German Language (IDS). It supports very large corpora with multiple annotation layers, multiple query languages, and complex licensing scenarios. KorAP’s design aims to be scalable, flexible, and sustainable to serve the German Reference Corpus DEREKO for at least the next decade. To meet these requirements, we have adopted a highly modular microservice-based architecture. This paper outlines our approach: An architecture consisting of small components that are easy to extend, replace, and maintain. The components include a search backend, a user and corpus license management system, and a web-based user frontend. We also describe a general corpus query protocol used by all microservices for internal communications. KorAP is open source, licensed under BSD-2, and available on GitHub.

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Author:Nils DiewaldGND, Michael Hanl, Eliza Margaretha, Joachim Bingel, Marc KupietzGND, Piotr BańskiGND, Andreas WittORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the Tenth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2016), Portorož, Slovenia
Publisher:European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Place of publication:Paris
Editor:Nicoletta Calzolari, Khalid Choukri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Marko Grobelnik, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Helene Mazo, Asuncion Moreno, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2016
Date of Publication (online):2016/07/01
Tag:Institut für Deutsche Sprache <Mannheim>; Korpusanalyseplattform (KorAP); microservices
Textlinguistik; large corpus data
GND Keyword:Korpus <Linguistik>
First Page:3586
Last Page:3591
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 430 Deutsch
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International