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The Semantic Web: ESWC 2015 Satellite Events

Volume 9341 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 271-282

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One Ontology to Bind Them All: The META-SHARE OWL Ontology for the Interoperability of Linguistic Datasets on the Web

  • John P. McCraeAffiliated withCognitive Interaction Technology, Excellence Cluster, Bielefeld University
  • , Penny LabropoulouAffiliated withCILSP/“Athena” RC
  • , Jorge GraciaAffiliated withOntology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid Email author 
  • , Marta VillegasAffiliated withUniversity Pompeu Fabra
  • , Víctor Rodríguez-DoncelAffiliated withOntology Engineering Group, Universidad Politécnica de Madrid
  • , Philipp CimianoAffiliated withCognitive Interaction Technology, Excellence Cluster, Bielefeld University

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Abstract

META-SHARE is an infrastructure for sharing Language Resources (LRs) where significant effort has been made into providing carefully curated metadata about LRs. However, in the face of the flood of data that is used in computational linguistics, a manual approach cannot suffice. We present the development of the META-SHARE ontology, which transforms the metadata schema used by META-SHARE into ontology in the Web Ontology Language (OWL) that can better handle the diversity of metadata found in legacy and crowd-sourced resources. We show how this model can interface with other more general purpose vocabularies for online datasets and licensing, and apply this model to the CLARIN VLO, a large source of legacy metadata about LRs. Furthermore, we demonstrate the usefulness of this approach in two public metadata portals for information about language resources.

Keywords

Language resources and evaluation Metadata Ontologies Harmonization