Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics
Interoperability and Sustainability of ISO Standards for Language Resource Management
Professor Kiyong Lee
Visiting Professor, CTL, City University of Hong Kong
Professor Emeritus of Linguistics, Korea University, Seoul
Date: 10 December 2009 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 - 6:00pm
Venue: B7603 (Lift 3, 7/F, Blue Zone), Academic Building, CityU
This presentation discusses some ISO documents for language resource management (LRM). Being developed under ISO/TC 37/SC 4, they now have reached the last stage of approval and publication as international standards. The main purpose of this presentation is to make some general guidelines for harmonizing these standards so that they guarantee interoperability and sustainability at the level of both annotation and representation as well as in their applications. This harmonization task attempts to deal with not only ISO-internal inconsistencies, but also discrepancies with other globally recognized guidelines like TEI P5.
ISO documents as international standards each contain three basic structures: (1) Terms and their definitions, (2) Meta-model laying out some basic concepts and procedures, and (3) Specifications for developing language resources applicable to particular domains. This presentation focuses on some technical issues at (3) related to LRM: those specifications that involve both the annotation of linguistic data and the representation of annotated data to create language resources. Each of the LRM documents is designed to specify (i) how to segment primary raw data or text, (ii) how to refer to segmented portions of given data, and (iii) how to add various types of linguistic information to each referenced segment of the data. Distributed to the management of a specific sub-domain of language data and resources, each of these standards is again required to operate with other related standards consistently in a pivotal manner.
Professor Kiyong Lee, is currently visiting City University of Hong Kong as a visiting professor at Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics. He is professor emeritus of Korea University in Seoul and also convenor of ISO/TC 37/SC 4/WG 2 that aims at developing international standards for language resource management with its focus on representation schemes.
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