Creation of an Open Shared Language Resource Repository in the Nordic and Baltic Countries

Andrejs Vasiļjevs, Markus Forsberg, Tatiana Gornostay, Dorte Haltrup Hansen, Kristín Jóhannsdóttir, Gunn Lyse, Krister Lindén, Lene Offersgaard, Sussi Olsen, Bolette Pedersen, Eiríkur Rögnvaldsson, Inguna Skadiņa, Koenraad De Smedt, Ville Oksanen, Roberts Rozis


Abstract
The META-NORD project has contributed to an open infrastructure for language resources (data and tools) under the META-NET umbrella. This paper presents the key objectives of META-NORD and reports on the results achieved in the first year of the project. META-NORD has mapped and described the national language technology landscape in the Nordic and Baltic countries in terms of language use, language technology and resources, main actors in the academy, industry, government and society; identified and collected the first batch of language resources in the Nordic and Baltic countries; documented, processed, linked, and upgraded the identified language resources to agreed standards and guidelines. The three horizontal multilingual actions in META-NORD are overviewed in this paper: linking and validating Nordic and Baltic wordnets, the harmonisation of multilingual Nordic and Baltic treebanks, and consolidating multilingual terminology resources across European countries. This paper also touches upon intellectual property rights for the sharing of language resources.
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L12-1435
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Proceedings of the Eighth International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12)
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May
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2012
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Istanbul, Turkey
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LREC
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European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
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1076–1083
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