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LINGUIST List 23.3615

Wed Aug 29 2012

Confs: Discipline of Linguistics/Austria

Editor for this issue: Xiyan Wang <xiyanlinguistlist.org>

Date: 29-Aug-2012
From: Antonina Werthmann <werthmannids-mannheim.de>
Subject: Standards for Language Resources - Ongoing Developments
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Standards for Language Resources - Ongoing Developments

Date: 21-Sep-2012 - 21-Sep-2012
Location: Vienna, Austria
Contact: Andreas Witt
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discipline of Linguistics

Meeting Description:

During the last years the need of automatically generated and processed linguistic resources increased dramatically. An important aspect is that the linguistic resources can be applied to different purposes. Hence, the resources should be reusable and interoperable.

However, to achieve this, some of the fundamental problems will have to be addressed, such as the standardisation of linguistic resources. With the help of standards it can be defined, for example, how the linguistic data can be created, imported and integrated in a platform-independent way. Currently the relevant standardisation activities are conducted by international working groups of the International Organisation for Standardization (ISO).

The principal goal of the workshop is to present and to inform about the current status of ISO standards in the domain of language resources and language technology, and to discuss applications of these standards. The workshop combines more tutorial-like information dissemination that allows participants to get acquainted with the standards, with more research-oriented presentations that provide use-cases and report about experience gathered through working with the standards.

Standards for Language Technology - Relevance and Impact
Gerhard Budin, Wien

Standards for the Technical Infrastructure of Language Resource Repositories: Persistent identifiers
Oliver Schonefeld, Andreas Witt, Mannheim

Standards for the Formal Representation of Linguistic Data: An exchange format for feature structures
Rainer Osswald, Düsseldorf

Towards Standardized Descriptions of Linguistic Features: ISOcat and procedures for using common data categories
Menzo Windhouwer, Nijmegen

Standardizing Metadata Descriptions of Language Resources: The common metadata initiative, CMDI
Thorsten Trippel, Tübingen and Andreas Witt, Mannheim

Standardizing Lexical-Semantic Resources - Fleshing out the Abstract Standard LMF
Judith Eckle-Kohler, Darmstadt

A Standardized General Framework for Encoding and Exchange of Corpus Annotations: The Linguistic Annotation Framework, LAF
Kerstin Eckart, Stuttgart

Standard for Morphosyntactic and Syntactic Corpus Annotation: The Morphosyntactic and the Syntactic Annotation Framework, MAF and SynAF
Laurent Romary, Berlin

Annotation Specification and Annotation Guidelines: Annotating spatial senses in SemAF-Space
Tibor Kiss, Bochum

Towards Standards for Corpus Query: Work on a lingua franca for corpus query
Elena Frick, Piotr Bański, Andreas Witt, Mannheim

Getting Involved into Language Resource Standardization: The map of standards and ways to contribute to ongoing work
Gottfried Herzog, Berlin



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