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Developer(s) Thomas Schmidt and Kai Wörner, from the Special Research Centre on Multilingualism - University of Hamburg.
Initial release 2001
Written in Java
Operating system Windows, Linux, Macintosh, FreeBSD, Solaris
Available in English, German, French, Swedish, Turkish
Type Corpus manager, Linguistic research software
License GNU GPL
Website http://www.exmaralda.org/en_index.html

EXMARaLDA (Extensible Markup Language for Discourse Annotation) is a set of free software tools for creating, managing and analyzing spoken language corpora. It consists of a transcription tool (comparable to tools like Praat or Transcriber),[1] a tool for administering corpus meta data and a tool for doing queries (KWIC searches) on spoken language corpora. EXMARaLDA is used for doing conversation and discourse analysis, dialectology, phonology and research into first and second language acquisition in children and adults. EXMARaLDA is based on the open standards XML and Unicode and programmed in Java.


  1. ^ "EXMARALDA". EXMARaLDA. Hamburger Zentrum für Sprachkorpora. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 19 April 2015. 
  • Schmidt, Thomas and Wörner, Kai (2009). "EXMARaLDA – Creating, analysing and sharing spoken language corpora for pragmatic research." In: Pragmatics 19.
  • Schmidt, Thomas and Bennöhr, Jasmine (2008). "Rescuing Legacy Data." In: Language Documentation and Conservation 2, 109-129.

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