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Sun Jun 10 2012
Software: 175,000 references for typology: Glottolog/Langdoc
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From: Sebastian Nordhoff <sebastian_nordhoffeva.mpg.de>
Subject: 175,000 references for typology: Glottolog/Langdoc
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It is my pleasure to announce the release of Glottolog/Langdoc.
Glottolog/Langdoc is a knowledge base of 94k languoids (dialects,
languages, families) interlinked with 175k references of mostly
descriptive nature. References are annotated for type (grammar,
dictionary, text, etc) and languages covered. You can browse
languoids, browse references, formulate complex queries, and draw
stratified samples. All references can be downloaded with Zotero or as
Queries can take into account a variety of parameters. For instance,
one can search for 'any grammar or grammar sketch of a Semitic
language spoken in Africa published before 1998 where the author is
- Choose 'Afro-Asiatic', 'Africa', 'Grammar' and enter 'Ali' in the author
field. Click 'get references'.
* The following references will be included in the page
- Remove 'Ali' and try 'dual' in the 'contains' field
Draw sample (takes some time, please do not try to draw very large
Glottolog/Langdoc is part of the Linguistic Linked Open Data Cloud.
For information about the Semantic Web aspects of Glottolog/Langdoc,
see this page:
For a list of resources combined in Glottolog/Langdoc, see the credits
Glottolog/Langdoc is far from complete and will be continuously
updated. If you have a bibliography for a particular area of the world
sitting in your drawer, we are happy to receive it and add it to the
We are also happy about error reports, which will be treated in a timely
Feedback is welcome.
Sebastian Nordhoff (+Harald Hammarström, +Martin Haspelmath)
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