[open-linguistics] Linguistic relevance

Jonathan Pool pool at panlex.org
Mon Feb 23 16:10:33 UTC 2015

> Message: 1
> Date: Sun, 22 Feb 2015 14:43:11 +0100
> From: "Christian Chiarcos" <chiarcos at informatik.uni-frankfurt.de>

> Personally, I would like to stick with the definition of linguistic  
> resources in a strict sense based on the intention of their creator, i.e.,  
> his/her specialization, affiliation or associated  
> presentations/publications. This provides a very clear-cut, objective  
> criterion.

Christian's argument that a content-based definition may exclude appropriate resources deserves serious consideration. However, it seems questionable that an intention-based definition "provides a very clear-cut, objective criterion". Millions of lawyers earn their livings arguing over what the intents of legislators, murderers, and other persons were.

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