MARIACHIARA RUSSO, CLAUDIO BENDAZZOLI,ANNALISA SANDRELLI, NICOLETTA SPINOLO - The European Parliament Interpreting Corpus (EPIC): implementation and developments 53
53 MARIACHIARA RUSSO, CLAUDIO BENDAZZOLI, ANNALISA SANDRELLI, NICOLETTA SPINOLO The European Parliament Interpreting Corpus (EPIC): implementation and developments1 The main objective of the EPIC project was to collect a large quan- tity of authentic simultaneous interpreting data to produce much- needed empirical research on the characteristics of interpreted speeches and to inform and improve training practices. To this end, an interdisciplinary research group was set up in the Department of Interdisciplinary Studies in Translation, Language and Culture (SITLeC) of the University of Bologna at Forlì: it includes interpret- ers, translators, corpus linguists, computational linguists and IT ex- perts who designed and developed a multimedia archive and a corpus of machine-readable transcripts (the EPIC multimedia archive and the EPIC corpus, respectively). The present chapter describes the methodology developed to collect and transcribe the data in a user-friendly format and to design the open, lemmatised, indexed and part-of-speech (POS)-tagged cor- pus (1. and 2.). Furthermore, the chapter briefly describes the web- interface developed to carry out simple and advanced queries on- line (3.). Examples of the corpus-based studies carried out so far are also provided in 4., in which special emphasis is placed on EPIC’s huge potential as a teaching and research tool. Drawing on the re- corded material stored in our EPIC multimedia archive, students are offered a unique opportunity to reflect upon real-life professional interpreting and upon their own learning process, whilst transcribing 1 Although the present chapter is the result of a joint effort, Claudio Bendazzoli wrote 1....
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