A Large Metadata Domain of Language Resources


Daan Broeder, Thierry Declerck (1), Laurent Romary (2), Markus Uneson (3), Sven Strömqvist (3), Peter Wittenburg

Max-Planck-Institute for Psycholinguistics, (1) Saarland University, (2) LORIA, (3) Lund University. Wundtlaan 1, 6525 XD Nijmegen, The Netherlands, daan.broeder@mpi.nl




The INTERA and ECHO projects were partly intended to create a critical mass of open and linked metadata descriptions of language resources, helping researchers to understand the benefits of an increased visibility of language resources in the Internet and motivating them to participate. The work was based on the new IMDI version 3.0.3 which is a result of experiences with the earlier versions and new requirements coming from the involved partners. While in INTERA major data centers in Europe are participating, the ECHO project focuses on resources that can be seen as part of cultural heritage. Currently, 27 institutions and projects are active with the goal of having a large browsable and searchable domain by the summer of 2004. Experience shows that the creation of high quality metadata is not trivial and asks for a considerable amount of effort and skills, since manual work alone is too time consuming.


metadata, discovery, resource centers

Language(s) universal
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