Olga Gerassimenko


CLARIN: Distributed Language Resources and Technology in a European Infrastructure
Maria Eskevich | Franciska de Jong | Alexander König | Darja Fišer | Dieter Van Uytvanck | Tero Aalto | Lars Borin | Olga Gerassimenko | Jan Hajic | Henk van den Heuvel | Neeme Kahusk | Krista Liin | Martin Matthiesen | Stelios Piperidis | Kadri Vider
Proceedings of the 1st International Workshop on Language Technology Platforms

CLARIN is a European Research Infrastructure providing access to digital language resources and tools from across Europe and beyond to researchers in the humanities and social sciences. This paper focuses on CLARIN as a platform for the sharing of language resources. It zooms in on the service offer for the aggregation of language repositories and the value proposition for a number of communities that benefit from the enhanced visibility of their data and services as a result of integration in CLARIN. The enhanced findability of language resources is serving the social sciences and humanities (SSH) community at large and supports research communities that aim to collaborate based on virtual collections for a specific domain. The paper also addresses the wider landscape of service platforms based on language technologies which has the potential of becoming a powerful set of interoperable facilities to a variety of communities of use.


From Human Communication to Intelligent User Interfaces: Corpora of Spoken Estonian
Tiit Hennoste | Olga Gerassimenko | Riina Kasterpalu | Mare Koit | Andriela Rääbis | Krista Strandson
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)

We argue for the necessity of studying human-human spoken conversations of various kinds in order to create user interfaces to databases. An efficient user interface benefits from a well-organized corpus that can be used for investigating the strategies people use in conversations in order to be efficient and to handle the spoken communication problems. For modeling the natural behaviour and testing the model we need a dialogue corpus where the roles of participants are close to the roles of the dialogue system and its user. For that reason, we collect and investigate the Corpus of the Spoken Estonian and the Estonian Dialogue Corpus as the sources for human-human interaction investigation. The transcription conventions and annotation typology of spoken human-human dialogues in Estonian are introduced. For creating a user interface the corpus of one institutional conversation type is insufficient, since we need to know what phenomena are inherent for the spoken language in general, what means are used only in certain types of the conversations and what are the differences.


Achieving Goals in Collaboration: Analysis of Estonian Institutional Calls
Olga Gerassimenko | Mare Koit | Andriela Rääbis | Krista Strandson
Proceedings of the 16th Nordic Conference of Computational Linguistics (NODALIDA 2007)


Other-Initiated Self-Repairs in Estonian Information Dialogues: Solving Communication Problems in Cooperation
Olga Gerassimenko | Tiit Hennoste | Mare Koit | Andriela Rääbis
Proceedings of the 5th SIGdial Workshop on Discourse and Dialogue at HLT-NAACL 2004