For basic access to the DOBES data, it is necessary understand the principles of access rights in the archive and in most cases to register. Users with access to a certain resource can view it online or download it for local use.
The DOBES archive contains audio and video recordings that are described and bundled into a tree structure by metadata files. There are many ways to work with the data in the archive:
- For a first overview, you can browse the archive.
- It is possible to open single audio or video files together with their time-aligned annotations in your browser by right-clicking on the eaf-file or the media file and selecting “View node” from the context menu.
- The metadata descriptions can be searched either with an unstructured search or with a more complex query. This metadata search can be performed for any subpart of the DOBES corpus by right-clicking on a corpus node and selecting “metadata search”.
- Similarly it is possible to search the annotations of the recordings by right-clicking on a corpus node and selecting “annotation content search”. Again the user can chose between an unstructured and a more complex search.