[open-linguistics] Transferring datahub.io metadata authorship

Christian Chiarcos chiarcos at informatik.uni-frankfurt.de
Fri Sep 11 10:45:38 UTC 2015

Dear all,

with the recent discussion of license information, we found that some  
metadata was outdated, e.g., regarding license information. Partly this is  
because the people who created this metadata (including myself, e.g., for  
various LDL contributions) are not the actual data maintainers and cannot  
continuously monitor the development of a dataset.

I would therefore encourage every data provider to take over authorship of  
his/her own metadata.

Unfortunately, there is no straight-forward way to do so with datahub.io  
as an ordinary user. Actually, you need to create a new entry (by  
copying/adjusting the content of the old one), then drop the owner of the  
current one a line and ask them to remove the old one. Then, you can  
rename your newly created entry such that it takes the position of the old  

We have privileged datahub users on the list: Do you know about an  

Prof. Dr. Christian Chiarcos
Applied Computational Linguistics
Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt a. M.
60054 Frankfurt am Main, Germany

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