LAF-Fabric: Data processing for Linguistic Annotation Framework

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LAF-fabric is a Python tool for running Python notebooks with access to the information in a LAF resource. The selling point of LAF-fabric is performance, both in terms of speed and memory usage. The second goal is to make it really easy for you to write analytic notebooks straightforwardly in terms of LAF concepts without bothering about performance.

Both points go hand in hand, because if LAF-fabric needs too much time to execute your notebooks, it becomes very tedious to experiment with them. I wrote LAF-fabric to make the cycle of trial and error with your notebooks as smooth as possible.

LAF-Fabric has been developed in order to support work on the Hebrew Text Database by the Eep Talstra Centre for Bible and Computer, VU University Amsterdam.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2014


  • linguistic, annotations, python, ipython, notebook, data processing

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  • Research Output

    LAF-Fabric: a data analysis tool for Linguistic Annotation Framework with an application to the Hebrew Bible

    Roorda, D., Kalkman, G., Naaijer, M. & Cranenburgh, A. V., 20 Dec 2014, In : Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands Journal. 4, p. 105-120 16 p.

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    Open Access
  • SHEBANQ: System for HEBrew Text: ANnotations for Queries and Markup

    Roorda, D., Glanz, O., van den Berg, H. & Van de Schraaf, H., 01 Aug 2014

    Research output: Non-textual formWebsiteScientific

    Open Access
  • Datasets

    Hebrew Text Database ETCBC4

    Roorda, D. (Distributor), Talstra, E. (Distributor), van Peursen, W. T. (Distributor), Dyk, J. (Distributor), Sikkel, C. (Distributor), Glanz, O. (Creator), Oosting, R. (Creator) & Kalkman, G. (Creator), Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS), 29 Jul 2014


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