Published September 8, 2023 | Version v1.1
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AdA Filmontology Annotation Data

  • 1. Nantes Université
  • 2. Hasso Plattner Institute, Potsdam
  • 3. FIZ Karlsruhe


AdA Project Public Data Release

This repository holds public data provided by the AdA project (Affektrhetoriken des Audiovisuellen - BMBF eHumanities Research Group Audio-Visual Rhetorics of Affect).

See: The data is made accessible under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 License. The data can be accessed also at the project's public GitHub repository:

Further explanations of the data can be found on our AdA project website: See also the peer-reviewed data paper for this dataset that is in review to be published in NECSUS_European Journal of Media Studies, and will be available from and

The data currently includes:

AdA Filmontology

The latest public release of the AdA Filmontology:

Advene Annotation Template

The latest public release of the template for the Advene annotation software:

  • The template provides the developed semantic vocabulary in the Advene software with ready-to-use annotation tracks and predefined values.
  • In order to use the template you have to install and use Advene:

Annotation Data

The latest public releases of our annotation datasets based on the AdA vocabulary:

  • The dataset of news reports, documentaries and feature films on the topic of "financial crisis" contains more than 92.000 manual & semi-automatic annotations authored in the open-source-software Advene (Aubert/Prié 2005) by expert annotators as well as more than 400.000 automatically generated annotations for wider corpus exploration. The annotations are published as Linked Open Data under the CC BY-SA 3.0 licence and available as rdf triples in turtle exports (ttl files) and in Advene's non-proprietary azp-file format, which allows instant access through the graphical interface of the software.
  • The annotation data can also be queried at our public SPARQL Endpoint:

* The dataset contains furthermore sample files for two different export capabilities of the web application AdA Annotation explorer: 1) all manual annotations of the type "field size" throughout the corpus as csv files. 2) static html exports of different queries conducted in the AdA Annotation Explorer.


The data set includes different manuals and documentations in German and English:

  • "AdA Filmontology – Levels, Types, Values": an overview over all analytical concepts and their definitions.
  • "Manual: Annotating with Advene and the AdA Filmontology". A manual on the usage of Advene and the AdA Annotation Explorer that provides the basics for annotating audiovisual aesthetics and visualizing them.
  • "Notes on collaborative annotation with the AdA Filmontology"



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