Database TInCAP

The Tübingen Interdisciplinary Corpus of Ambiguity Phenomena (TInCAP) is an interdisciplinary, multimodal collection of ambiguity phenomena in a single resource. At the moment, the collection comprises examples of ambiguity from linguistics, literary studies, rhetoric, media studies, theology, psychology, philosohy, and law.

TInCAP’s annotation scheme includes the classification of the relevance of ambiguity in production vs. perception, its strategic vs. non-strategic use and its classification on different levels of communication (e.g. the perspective of characters in a narrated world and the interpretation of readers). These criteria are complemented by further quantitative and qualitative classification options that use both interdisciplinary and discipline-specific terminology. Besides these meta-data relevant to the interdisciplinary research questions of the Research Training Group 1808, each entry provides bibliographic information and possible paraphrases of the ambiguous item. Thus, TInCAP allows researchers to investigate the common core of ambiguity and related phenomena as well as systematic differences across disciplines.

Project leaders: Prof Dr. Susanne Winkler, PD Dr. Jutta Hartmann
PhD students: Lisa Ebert, Christian Stegemann, Raphael Titt

Former PhD students: Gesa Schole, Wiltrud Wagner, Corinna Sauter
Funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG) through the RTG 1808: Ambiguity ̶ Production and Perception.

TInCAP is currently available for members of the GRK 1808 only. If you are interested in accessing and using TInCAP, please write an email to: tincap[at]graduiertenkolleg.uni-tuebingen.de.

Please cite the following paper when referring to TInCAP:
Hartmann, Jutta, Lisa Ebert, Gesa Schole, Wiltrud Wagner & Susanne Winkler (submitted): Annotating Ambiguity Across Disciplines: The Tübingen Interdisciplinary Corpus of Ambiguity Phenomena. In: Matthias Bauer & Angelika Zirker (Ed.): Strategies of Ambiguity.

Further publications based on TInCAP include:
Jutta Hartmann, Lisa Ebert, Gesa Schole, Raphael Titt, Wiltrud Wagner, Susanne Winkler (in prep.): TInCAP User Manual. GRK 1808 Ambiguity Database. (Link coming soon).
An interdisciplinary Wiki on Ambiguity Phenomena. (Link coming soon).