[Elsnet-list] PR: ELRA and LDC partner to implement ISLRN process and assign identifiers to all the Language Resources in their catalogues.

ELRA ELDA Information info at elda.org
Wed Dec 10 16:52:04 CET 2014

/Press Release - Immediate
Paris, France, December 10, 2014/

*ELRA and LDC partner to implement ISLRN process and assign identifiers 
to all the Language Resources in their catalogues.*

Following the meeting of the largest NLP organizations, the NLP12, and 
their endorsement of the *International Standard Language Resource 
Number (ISLRN)*, *ELRA* and *LDC* partnered to implement the ISLRN 
process and to assign identifiers to all the Language Resources (LRs) in 
their catalogues. The ISLRN web portal was designed to enable the 
assignment of unique identifiers as a service free of charge for all 
Language Resource providers. To enhance the use of ISLRN, ELRA and LDC 
have collaborated to provide the ISLRN 13-digit ID to all the Language 
Resources distributed in their respective catalogues. Anyone who is 
searching the ELRA and LDC catalogues can see that each Language 
Resource is now identified by both the data centre ID and the ISLRN 
number. All providers and users of such LRs should refer to the latter 
in their own publications and whenever referring to the LR.

ELRA and LDC will continue their joint involvement in ISLRN through 
active participation in this web service.

Visit the ELRA and LDC catalogues, respectively at 
http://catalogue.elra.info <http://catalogue.elra.info/> and 
https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu <https://catalog.ldc.upenn.edu/>


The *International Standard Language Resource Number (ISLRN)* aims to 
provide unique identifiers using a standardised nomenclature, thus 
ensuring that LRs are correctly identified, and consequently, recognised 
with proper references for their usage in applications within R&D 
projects, product evaluation and benchmarking, as well as in documents 
and scientific papers. Moreover, this is a major step in the networked 
and shared world that Human Language Technologies (HLT) has become: 
unique resources must be identified as such and meta-catalogues need a 
common identification format to manage data correctly.

The ISLRN portal can be accessed from http://www.islrn.org,

****About NLP12****

Representatives of the major Natural Language Processing and 
Computational Linguistics organizations met in Paris on 18 November 2013 
to harmonize and coordinate their activities within the field.
The results of this coordination are expressed in the Paris Declaration: 

**** About ELRA ****
The European Language Resources Association (ELRA) is a non-profit 
making organisation founded by the European Commission in 1995, with the 
mission of providing a clearing house for language resources and 
promoting Human Language Technologies (HLT).
To find out more about ELRA, please visit our web site: http://www.elra.info

**** About LDC ****

The Linguistic Data Consortium (LDC) is an open consortium of 
universities, libraries, corporations and research laboratories that 
creates and distributes linguistic resources for language-related 
education, research and technology development.

To find out more about LDC, please visit our web 

*For more information, please contact:**admin at islrn.org***
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