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The Language Resources Landscape
How to facilitate identification and access to Language Resources: surveys, metadata, networks etc..

Networks and Associations (click to open)
Distribution Agencies
Information Portals
Metadata Infrastructure
The goal of IMDI (ISLE Meta Data Initiative) is to make a proposal for a standard of meta-data descriptions of Multi-Media/Multi-Modal Language resources. Using such a standard it will become possible to create a browsable and searchable universe of such resources in the Internet. This will enable interested parties to efficiently locate suitable resources and thus increases their reusability.
OLAC (Open Language Archives Community) is an international partnership of institutions and individuals who are creating a worldwide virtual library of language resources by (i) developing consensus on best current practice for the digital archiving of language resources and (ii) developing a network of interoperating repositories and services for housing and accessing such resources.
INTERA (Integrated European language data Repository Area) is a project which has essentially two pillars: (1) to build an integrated European language resource area by connecting international, national and regional data centers and (2) to produce new multilingual language resources. The first goal involves the integration of a critical mass of different types of language resources with help of metadata descriptions and the interlinking of the resulting distributed resource repository with an existing tool repository thus enabling users to directly start suitable tools on the included resources. INTERA anticipates that this integrated and interlinked metadata description domain will facilitate the access to language resources in Europe and help professionals in industry, the eContent business, research and education, and increase the usage of the resources already available. The second goal addresses the lack of quality of multilingual resources, especially for less widely spoken languages, including Balkan ones, which are of crucial importance to the development of the eContent business. INTERA goes further ahead by developing examplary methods for their business attractive production.
International Coordination Committees (click to open)
Journals (click to open)
Training Material and Summer Schools (click to open)
Institutions (click to open)
Projects (click to open)
National Projects (click to open)