Title: ISOcat: remodelling metadata for language resources

Authors: Marc Kemps-Snijders, Menzo Windhouwer, Peter Wittenburg, Sue Ellen Wright

Addresses: Institute for Applied Linguistics, Kent State University, 109 Satterfield Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA. ' Institute for Applied Linguistics, Kent State University, 109 Satterfield Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA. ' Institute for Applied Linguistics, Kent State University, 109 Satterfield Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA. ' Institute for Applied Linguistics, Kent State University, 109 Satterfield Hall, Kent, OH 44242, USA

Abstract: The Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics in Nijmegen, The Netherlands, is creating a state-of-the-art web environment for the ISO TC 37 (terminology and other language and content resources) metadata registry. This Data Category Registry (DCR) is called ISOcat and encompasses data categories for a broad range of language resources. Under the governance of the DCR Board, ISOcat provides an open work space for creating data category specifications, defining Data Category Selections (DCSs) (domain-specific groups of data categories), and standardising selected data categories and DCSs. Designers visualise future interactivity among the DCR, reference registries and ontological knowledge spaces.

Keywords: Data Category Registry; metadata registry; ISO TC 37; terminology; ISOcat; SYNTAX; ontology; standard as database; language resources; content resources.

DOI: 10.1504/IJMSO.2009.029230

International Journal of Metadata, Semantics and Ontologies, 2009 Vol.4 No.4, pp.261 - 276

Available online: 10 Nov 2009

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