LINGUIST List 14.3463

Fri Dec 12 2003

Software: Open Lexicon Exchange Format v.2

Editor for this issue: Neil Salmond <>


  1. Susan McCormick, Open Lexicon Exchange Format v.2

Message 1: Open Lexicon Exchange Format v.2

Date: Thu, 4 Dec 2003 09:11:45 -0500 (EST)
From: Susan McCormick <>
Subject: Open Lexicon Exchange Format v.2

The Open Lexicon Interchange Format (OLIF) v.2, an open standard for
users of language technology, is XML-compliant and freely available to
the community from the OLIF Consortium web site
Originally designed to facilitate the exchange of data among
electronic terminology databases and MT lexicons, OLIF has evolved
into a general solution for language technol ogy development and
language data management.

OLIF currently offers support for both lexical and concept-oriented
views of the data and provides speci fic coverage of the linguistic
requirements for six European languages (English, German, French,
Spanish, Portuguese, and Danish). Users may select data categories
from the OLIF registry of administrative, morphological, syntactic,
and semantic data categories, or integrate their own analyses. OLIF
also offers a modeling of transfer restrictions for representing
context- dependent transfer statements. The flexibility and user
extensibility of the XML Data Type Definition (DTD) implementation of
OLIF are expanded on an d improved in the soon-to-be-released OLIF XML
Schema Definition Language (XSD) implementation.

Please direct questions and comments to the coordinator, Susan
McCormick at or
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