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Subject: Dedicated to Making As Much Data And Information Available
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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 Universität 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
RELISH Team Leader
This Year the LINGUIST List hopes to raise $67,000. This money will go to help
keep the List running by supporting all of our Student Editors for the coming year.
See below for donation instructions, and don't forget to check out Fund
Drive 2011 site!
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