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Create a morph layer

There are multiple ways of creating a morph layer.

Follow these steps if you have no morph layer at all

Duplicate the norm layer. Name the new layer “ignore:morph”.

Manually or using Google Refine identify the normalized words that need to be annotated on the morph level. (See the Transcription Guidelines for more information about normalized words vs morphs.)

Split the words you have identified into the requisite number of tokens.

  • Be sure to break up the words in the tok and the ignore:morph layers. (Therefore, you may need to add rows to your spreadsheet.)
  • Ensure the norm, orig, norm_group, orig_group, pos, lemma, hi@rend, and other annotation layers stay aligned with the correct tokens.
  • Do not break up the words in the norm or orig layers; only the tok and ignore:morph layers

Consider using Google Refine to check your work (see if compound words or words containing mnt-, at-, ref-, etc., are still in the ignore:morph layer).

Complete the steps in the next section to create the morph layer.

Follow these steps if/when your file has an ignore:morph layer

Many of these steps are demonstrated in this video.

You need to create a clean morph layer that has only unique data in it; 80-90% of the data in ignore:morph is identical to the data in norm, making it difficult for a human to see when you’ve got compound words or morphs. It’s cluttered. So the morph layer in our published annotated corpora only contains unique data that differs from the word-level layers. (Word-level layers in Coptic SCRIPTORIUM are usually named “orig” and “norm.”)

1. Insert a new column for the morph layer but it should be empty (as in the video)

2. In the first cell of data, type in a conditional function that will look to see if the ignore:morph cell is identical to the norm cell on that row. If they are identical, the formula will make the cell blank; if they’re not identical morph will contain the morphemes found in ignore:morph. The formula should look something like this:
where E2 is the norm layer and F2 is the ignore:morph layer. Hit “return” when you are done typing the formula so that it disappears. Then select the cell.

3. Select the cell with your formula in it and select the rest of the column down to the end of the layer data. Use the “Edit>Fill>Down” menu item to fill in that column with the formula. You should now have a clean morph layer that contains only the relevant morphs when they appear.

annotating_sub-word_morphemes.txt · Last modified: 2015/10/14 12:11 by admin