|Title||Instantiation and Implementation of a Corpus Query Lingua Franca|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Academic Department||Department of Computational Linguistics|
|Number of Pages||78|
|University||University of Heidelberg|
The present thesis introduces KoralQuery, a protocol for the generic representation of queries to linguistic corpora. KoralQuery defines a set of types and operations which serve as abstract representations of linguistic entities and configurations. By combining these types and operations in a nested structure, the protocol may express linguistic structures of arbitrary complexity. It achieves a high degree of neutrality with regard to linguistic theory, as it provides flexible structures that allow for the setting of certain parameters to access several complementing and concurrent sources and layers of annotation on the same textual data.