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LINGUIST List 22.1406

Fri Mar 25 2011

A: New Research Project at LINGUIST List

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Message 1: RELISH: Promoting Language-oriented Research Through Harmonization
Date: 25-Mar-2011
From: linguist <linguistlinguistlist.org>
Subject: RELISH: Promoting Language-oriented Research Through Harmonization
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Dear LINGUIST List Subscribers,

It is our pleasure to introduce you to a new research project at LINGUIST List:
RELISH (Rendering Endangered Languages Lexicons Interoperable through Standards
Harmonization). RELISH is a joint project between students here at LINGUIST List
and workers at the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics and the Johann
Wolfgang Goethe Universit├Ąt Frankfurt. Our goals are to promote language-oriented
research by attempting to harmonize digital standards for lexical information
between Europe and America and to make existing endangered language lexicons

Currently, workers on both sides of the Atlantic are working towards transforming
the lexical output of tools such as LEXUS, ShoeBox, and even our LEGO project into
a standardized format that can be input into all of these tools. We are also
working on ways to link lexical grammatical information to our linguistic ontology,
GOLD, as well as the European ISOcat registry, allowing lexicons to become
interoperable over grammatical information across continents.

RELISH is a project dedicated to making as much data and information available
to the international linguistic community as possible, but it is a project that
is untenable without your support. To make this project a reality, please donate
now at:


Best regards,

Erica Wicks
RELISH Team Leader

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