[open-linguistics] Language resource identifiers at W3C, ELRA and others

John P. McCrae jmccrae at cit-ec.uni-bielefeld.de
Thu May 15 08:13:18 UTC 2014

The ISLRN as I understand attempts to introduce a single identifier, it is
quite possible that in a linked data context we could work out a service
that resolves these from URIs based on existing repositories (likely
MetaShare). Perhaps, this is something to clear up soon?


On Thu, May 15, 2014 at 10:04 AM, Christian Chiarcos <
christian.chiarcos at web.de> wrote:

> Dear all,
> at the last telco, John and Philipp briefly introduced the work of the
> novel W3C Community Group on Best Practices for Multilingual Linked Open
> Data (www.w3.org/community/bpmlod/).
> One of the areas they work on is the development of URI schemes for
> language resources, and thinking about it afterwards, I was wondering about
> the relation between this work and the Language Resource Identifiers
> developed in the ELRA/LDC context (
> http://www.elra.info/Establishing-the-ISLRN.html), and (possibly) other
> initiatives about whose current solutions I don't know too much about (say,
> http://langsci-press.org/ ?).
> So, these are my questions:
> - Is there any direct relation between these?
> - Are there other (independent) proposals in this direction?
> My feeling is that this is a risk that different branches of the community
> may come up with quite different, and incompatible solutions (as we have
> seen before). However, maybe I'm wrong, and I'd like to be disproved here,
> actually.
> Ideas?
> Thanks a lot, and all the best,
> Christian
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