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LINGUIST List 21.1422

Tue Mar 23 2010

GOLDComm: Working to Develop Digital Standards

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Message 1: Help in the Accessibility of Digital Data
Date: 23-Mar-2010
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: Help in the Accessibility of Digital Data
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Dear Subscribers,

LINGUIST List is actively working with other projects
to develop digital standards that will aid in the search
and retrieval of linguistic information and materials. One
of these projects is GOLDComm, ('Implementing the GOLD
Community of Practice: Laying the Foundations for a
Linguistics Cyberinfrastructure,' NSF grant BCS-0720670),
which is a University of Washington project directed by
Prof. Scott Farrar. GOLDComm involves the GOLD Ontology.
The acronym GOLD stands for General Ontology of Linguistic
Description. The GOLD ontology is a machine-readable
representation of linguistic concepts, definitions of these
concepts, and the relationships among them
(http://linguistics-ontology.org/info/about).

Linguistic tools can make use of the ontology by mapping a
range of existing annotation patterns to GOLD concepts and
thereby facilitating searches across wide ranges of data
with different annotations. To give you an example, assume
you would like to investigate past tense marking on
adjectives in Ojibwe, an Algonquian language. You have two
large collections of interlinear-glossed text (IGT) from
different researchers. Researcher A annotated past tense
marking with the abbreviation 'past' and adjectives with
'adj'. Researcher B, however, used 'pst' and 'aj' for her
annotations instead. Hence, this would normally require
you to conduct at least 2 separate searches. However, if
both annotation patterns are linked to the GOLD concepts
'past tense' and 'adjectival', it becomes possible to
search both collections at the same time.

The LINGUIST List part of the GOLD Community project was
to develop the recently launched GOLD Comm website. The
goal of the website is to bring together a community of
typologists, documentary linguists and developers who
contribute to, improve and use the GOLD ontology. LINGUIST
List's task is to maintain this website and to help the
GOLD Community to grow. The GOLD Community and the GOLD
ontology are designed for your participation. Not only can
you read about and submit GOLD-related events, tools, papers
and projects on the GOLD Comm website (http://linguistics-ontology.org/),
you can also play an active role in refining the GOLD ontology
(http://linguistics-ontology.org/gold). By selecting a concept,
you can view the current information we have on this concept,
e.g. its definition, usage notes, examples, relationships to
other concepts and existing reported issues for this concept.
The concept view then gives you the opportunity to submit
your own usage note or example and to report an issue if
you think that the definition of the concept needs improvement
or if there is any other comment that you would like to make.
It is also possible to download the OWL or XML version of the
ontology allowing you to include it in your application.

Maintaining the GOLD Comm site is only one of many activities
that the LINGUIST List staff undertakes in order to promote
the accessibility of digital data. Although we sometimes
receive funding for the development phase of such projects,
support for maintenance comes only from you, our users.
Please consider donating to LINGUIST List today:

https://linguistlist.org/donation/donate/donate1.cfm

Thank you very much for your support.

Best regards,

Evelyn Richter






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