They also offer to provide a safe and secure mechanism META-SHARE to share the data should they choose to do so, and also any additional help their legal team can provide regarding licensing, copyright and other legal issues. The open letter, including a recipient list, is reproduced below. If you feel that there is a huge benefit to liberating these corpora and making them available for research then please contact your local language body and let them know that you are in favour of the META-NET proposal.
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We are pleased to announce the release of UBY 1. A subset of these resources is linked at the word sense level.
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Christian Chiarcos - March 5, in Uncategorized. The explosion of information technology has led to a substantial growth in quantity, diversity and complexity of web-accessible linguistic data. These resources become even more useful when linked. This workshop will present principles, use cases, and best practices for using the linked data paradigm to represent, exploit, store, and connect different types of linguistic data collections.
We are glad to welcome researchers from the fields of language documentation, typology, computational linguistics, corpus linguistics, as well as researchers from other empirically-oriented disciplines of linguistics who share an interest in data and metadata modelling with Semantic Web technologies such as RDF or OWL. Aside from numerous presentations from such diverse fields of linguistics, information technology and neighboring disciplines, we are happy to announce two invited speakers, Nancy Ide Vassar College , and Martin Haspelmath Max-Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig.
For anyone who cannot attend we made the proceedings available online. Please see the LDL website for detailed information on program , venue , and registration. The workshop will have both online proceedings and a printed companion volume. The online proceedings are available from the Workshop page.
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Sebastian Hellmann - June 2, in Uncategorized. To read up on the current status of the Open Linguistic Group see this blog post. At any time people can come to the front and make a statement and then we will discuss it, topics include and are not limited to:. Christian Chiarcos - May 20, in Uncategorized. Since its formation last year, the Open Linguistics Working Group OWLG has been steadily growing and the direction the working group is heading has been clarified although a number of issues remain open.
In the last months, we concentrated on the identification of goals and directions for this working group to pursue, and in this blog post, we summarize results of this process, about its current status as well as the main challenges and problems we have identified so far. An important result of our discussion are the seven points described in the next section, which define the purpose of the working group. In the next section, we summarize four major problems and challenges of the work with linguistic data.
Such problems will become a primary topic of the Working Group. Thereafter, we give an overview of the current status and activities of the group and provide some suggestions for how to get involved. As a result of numerous discussions with interested linguists, NLP engineers and information technology experts, we identified seven open problems for our respective communities and their ways to use, to access and to share linguistic data.
These represent the challenges to be addresses by the working group, and the role that it is going to fulfil:. In many aspects, the OWLG is not unique with respect to these goals. Indeed, there are numerous initiatives with similar motivation, e. The key difference between these and our Working Group is that we are not affiliated to an existing organization or one particular community, but that our members represent the whole band-width from academic linguistics with its various subfields, e.
We do not consider ourselves as being in competition with any existing organization, but hope to establish new links and further synergies between these. In the following section, we summarize typical and concrete scenarios where such an interdisciplinary community may help to resolve problems observed or, sometimes, overlooked in the daily praxis of working with linguistic resources.
Among the broad range of problems associated with linguistic resources, we identified four major classes of problems and challenges during our discussions that may be addressed by the OWLG. First, there is a great uncertainty with respect to legal questions of the creation and distribution of linguistic data; second, there are technical problems such as the choice of tools, representation formats and metadata standards for different types of linguistic annotation; third, we have not yet identified a point of reference for existing open linguistic resources ; finally, there is the agitation challenge , i.
These challenges are described below in detail. Legal questions The linguistic community becomes increasingly aware of the potentially difficult legal status of different types of linguistic resources:. The situation is even more complex because the legal situation may change over time e. The OLWG provides a platform to discuss such problems, to collect recommendations and document use cases as found in publications and technical reports, and discussed on conferences and mailing lists.
Technical problems Often, when creating a new corpus in a novel domain, the question is to be answered which tool to choose for which type of annotation. The OLWG will collect case studies and best practice recommendations with respect to this, it will encourage the documentation of use cases, collect links to documented case studies and best practice recommendations e. A question related to the choice of tools is the question which representation formalisms to choose. We intend to provide basic information about proposed standard formats e. These formats, again, are closely related to the question which corpus infrastructure data base, search interface may be suitable to store, query and visualize what kind of linguistic annotations e.
A third problem is the question of documentation requirements for different types of resources, the use of metadata standards e. The OLWG aims to collect such questions and partial answers to these, we will contribute to existing metadata repositories and co-operate with other initiatives that pursue similar goals, e.
As opposed to these, the OLWG does not require membership in a particular organization, and we carry a focus on linguistic resources released under an open license. Further, we encourage but do not require the conversion of linguistic resources to Linked Data.
Overview over existing resources If a new research question is to be addressed, the question arises which resources may already be available and whether these may be accessible, and often, this problem is still solved by asking experts on mailing lists, e. Although there are other metadata repositories e. On the other hand, it is not specifically directed to linguistic resources, but rather, it is used by a large set of different working groups, whose resources may be exploited by linguists e.
One of the goals of the OWLG is the promotion of open licenses for linguistic data collections. As we know from practical experience, researchers sometimes hesitate to provide their data under an open license. There has many different reasons for this, ranging from the uncertainty with respect to the legal situation to the understandable because fear that people exploit the resources before the original author had the chance to do so.
We hope to contribute to the clarification of legal issues and to provide case studies that may help to clarify these problems. For example, one solution for second aspect mentioned above may be that data collections are designed as open linguistic resources from the beginning, but that their publication is delayed for several years, so that the creators can exploit this data long enough before any concurrent may get hands on it. One important argument that favors the use of open resources in academia is that only resources that are available to other researchers make it possible that empirically working linguists meet elementary scientific standards such as verifiability.
Following this premise, we intend to promote the use of open resources in linguistics. So far, we focused on the task to delineate what questions the Open Linguistics Working Group may address, to formulate its general goals and potentially fruitful application scenarios. This blog entry summarizes these discussions, and it concludes a critical step in the formation process of the working group: Having defined a preliminary set of goals and principles, we can now concentrate on the tasks at hand, and in to collect resources and to attract interested people in order to address the challenges identified above.
Our group is relatively small, but continuously growing and sufficiently heterogeneous. It includes people from library science, typology, historical linguistics, cognitive science, computational linguistics, and information technology, just to name a few, so, the ground for fruitful interdisciplinary discussions has been laid out. We are very glad that famous linguists such as Nancy Ide Text Encoding Initiative, American National Corpus, Vassar College and Christiane Fellbaum WordNet, University of Princeton accepted our invitation to post guest blogs , and we would like to intensify this tradition and encourage all members of the OWLG to describe interesting projects and experiences on this medium, to share insights and difficulties over the Open Linguistics mailing list , and, of course, to join our meetings and telcos.
As for our first concrete activities, we have begun to compile a list of resources of particular interest to the members of the working group. Most of these resources are free, others are partially free i. Altogether, the list comprises entries by now, and the next step would be to register them at the CKAN metadata repository and to select a few for deeper investigation.
One aspect of such investigations may be the conversion of some of the resources to RDF and to provide them as Linked Data. Several working group members including the authors of this blog are working towards this direction. The ultimate result may be an Linguistics Linked Open Data cloud, as sketched in the graphic to the right click to enlarge. On this basis, novel applications in all participating fields may be developed. Having all that said, we hope to have encouraged others to contribute and to join.
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