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Title A Grid of Regional Language Archives
Authors Paul Trilsbeek, Daan Broeder, Tobias Valkenhoef and Peter Wittenburg
Abstract About two years ago, the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, started an initiative to install regional language archives in various places around the world, particularly in places where a large number of endangered languages exist and are being documented. These digital archives make use of the LAT archiving framework that the MPI has developed over the past nine years. This framework consists of a number of web-based tools for depositing, organizing and utilizing linguistic resources in a digital archive. The regional archives are in principle autonomous archives, but they can decide to share metadata descriptions and language resources with the MPI archive in Nijmegen and become part of a grid of linked LAT archives. By doing so, they will also take advantage of the long-term preservation strategy of the MPI archive. This paper describes the reasoning behind this initiative and how in practice such an archive is set up.
Topics LR Infrastructures and Architectures, LR national/international projects, organizational/policy issues, Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.)
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Bibtex @InProceedings{TRILSBEEK08.376,
  author = {Paul Trilsbeek, Daan Broeder, Tobias Valkenhoef and Peter Wittenburg},
  title = {A Grid of Regional Language Archives},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'08)},
  year = {2008},
  month = {may},
  date = {28-30},
  address = {Marrakech, Morocco},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair), Khalid Choukri, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis, Daniel Tapias},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {2-9517408-4-0},
  note = {},
  language = {english}

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