Publication - A Metadata Schema for the Description of Language Resources

A Metadata Schema for the Description of Language Resources

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Year: 2011
Authors: Maria Gavrilidou; Penny Labropoulou; Stelios Piperidis; M. Monachini; F. Frontini; G. Francopoulo; V. Arranz; V. Mapelli
Book title: Proceedings of the Workshop “Language Resources, Technology and Services in the Sharing Paradigm (LRTS)“, Fifth International Joint Conference on Natural Language Processing
Pages: 84-92
Address: Chiang Mai, Thailand
This paper presents the metadata schema for describing language resources (LRs) currently under development for the needs of META-SHARE, an open distributed facility for the exchange and sharing of LRs. An essential ingredient in its setup is the existence of formal and standardized LR descriptions, cornerstone of the interoperability layer of any such initiative. The description of LRs is granular and abstractive, combining the taxonomy of LRs with an inventory of a structured set of descriptive elements, of which only a minimal subset is obligatory; the schema additionally proposes recommended and optional elements. Moreover, the schema includes a set of relations catering for the appropriate inter-linking of resources. The current paper presents the main principles and features of the metadata schema, focusing on the description of text corpora and lexical / conceptual resources.