Linking Linguistic Resources: Examples from the Open Linguistics Working Group

  • Christian Chiarcos
  • Sebastian Hellmann
  • Sebastian Nordhoff


The contributions of this part have described recent activities of the OWLG as a whole and of individual OWLG members aiming to provide linguistic resources as Linked Data. Here, we describe how linguistic resources can be linked with each other, and we illustrate possible use cases of information integration from various sources with example queries for the major types of linguistic resources: Using DBpedia (Hellmann et al., this vol.) to represent lexical-semantic resource, the German NEGRA corpus in its POWLA representation (Chiarcos, this vol.) to represent linguistic corpora, the OLiA ontologies (Chiarcos, this vol.) to represent repositories of linguistic terminology, and languoid definitions in Glottolog/Langdoc (Nordhoff, this vol.) to represent linguistic knowledge bases and metadata repositories.

We use data from German for illustration purposes, the NEGRA corpus, a linguistically annotated collection of newspaper articles from the Frankfurter Rundschau. The architecture described here, is, however, not specific to German, but can also be applied to other languages. In fact, the Glottolog/Langdoc resources have been developed primarily for language documentation and typological studies, but their applications as described below naturally extends for less-resourced languages.


Link Data Semantic Annotation SPARQL Query Parallel Corpus Linguistic Resource 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Christian Chiarcos
    • 1
  • Sebastian Hellmann
  • Sebastian Nordhoff
  1. 1.Information Sciences InstituteUniversity of Southern CaliforniaMarina del ReyUSA

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