„Rendering Endangered Lexicons Interoperable
through Standards Harmonization”:
“RELISH meets LOEWE”
Frankfurt, October 10, 2011
The RELISH project promotes language-oriented research by addressing a two-pronged problem: (1) the lack of harmonization between digital standards for lexical information in Europe and America, and (2) the lack of interoperability among existing lexicons of endangered languages, in particular those created with the Shoebox/Toolbox lexicon building software. The cooperation partners in the RELISH project are the University of Frankfurt (FRA), the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI Nijmegen), and Eastern Michigan University, the host of the Linguist List (ILIT). The project aims at harmonizing key European and American digital standards whose divergence has hitherto impeded international collaboration on language technology for resource creation and analysis, as well as web services for archive access. Focusing on several lexicons of endangered languages, the project will establish a unified way of referencing lexicon structure and linguistic concepts, and develop a procedure for migrating these heterogeneous lexicons to a standards-compliant format. Once developed, the procedure will be generalizable to the large store of lexical resources involved in the LEGO and DoBeS projects.
The Frankfurt RELISH symposium strives to bring together people working on similar topics. It will deal with various aspects of lexical data standardizing. It will present preliminary results of standardizing efforts in the framework of the RELISH project and perspectives of future work. Special attention will be paid to the semantic harmonization of lexical data using the ISOcats registry. A further objective of the symposium is a meeting with participants of the LOEWE centroid "Digital Humanities" who are engaged in interrelated projects.
October 10, 2011, 9:00-17:50 (the lunch break: 12:30-14:00)
Seminarraum III (der blaue Salon): Campus Bockenheim, Neue Mensa (building 4, consult the website and download the map of the location
); choose: Directions to Campus Bockenheim
The organiser of the RELISH Symposium: Institute of Empirical Linguistics
(formerly: Institute of Comparative Linguistics).
How to get there:
You get to Campus Bockenheim with the S-Bahn, Lines 1 / 2 / 3 / 4 / 5 / 6 / 8 / 9 till the stop "Hauptwache", then with the U-Bahn, Lines 6 / 7 till the stop "Bockenheimer Warte / Universität", as well as with the U-Bahn Line 4 Seckbacher Landstraße (via Hauptbahnhof) till the stop "Bockenheimer Warte / Universität", or with the Straßenbahn, Line 16 till the stop "Bockenheimer Warte"
How to get to the Institute of Empirical Linguistics: see the link http://titus.fkidg1.uni-frankfurt.de/personal/wegeplan.htm
The participants of the RELISH symposium from outside Frankfurt will get guest accounts of the Frankfurt University