The Italian NESPOLE! Corpus: a Multilingual Database with Interlingua Annotation in Tourism and Medical Domains

This paper presents the Italian NESPOLE! Database. The database consists of three parts: The first two, called DB-1 and DB-2 concern the tourism domain, while the third part, DB-3, concentrates on the medical domain. The database includes audio files, transcriptions, Interlingua annotations in IF (Interchange Format) and translations into English, French and German. We describe how the database was built (data collection set-up, scenarios, recording procedure, data transcription and annotation) and statistically illustrates the corpus by providing a data analysis focused on language and spontaneous phenomena
Published in 2004