News from the Open Language Archives Community (OLAC)
sb at unagi.cis.upenn.edu
Thu Oct 4 14:25:11 UTC 2001
There have been a number of notable developments with OLAC in recent weeks.
The website has been completely restructured, providing much easier access
to OLAC information and documents. Please see it for yourself by visiting
http://www.language-archives.org/. We welcome your feedback.
OLAC will be officially launched at an OLAC symposium to take place at
the 76th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, in the San
Francisco Hyatt Regency, 3-6 January 2002. The symposium will include
presentations from Helen Aristar-Dry, Gary Simons, Megan Crowhurst,
Chu-Ren Huang, Brian MacWhinney, Mark Liberman, Gary Holton and Steven
Bird. The launch will mark the freezing of the OLAC metadata set for a
one year period of experimentation.
OLAC SEARCH ENGINE
The OLAC prototype search engine now harvests 9,000+ records from ten
archives: LDC, ELRA, DFKI, TDProject, Perseus, ANLC, APS, LACITO, CBOLD
and AISRI. Test it out using the search field at the top of the OLAC
pages. (In time this engine will be hosted at linguistlist.org).
NSF E-MELD PROJECT
Anthony Aristar at Wayne State University and colleagues at Eastern
Michigan University, the University of Pennsylvania, and the University
of Arizona, have been awarded a $2 million NSF grant to develop a public
digital archive of endangered language data. The archive will employ
OLAC PRESENTED IN EUROPE AND ASIA
OLAC was presented in a workshop at the 39th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Computational Linguistics (Toulouse, July). Next month,
OLAC will be presented by Chu-Ren Huang (Academia Sinica, Taiwan) in a
workshop at the 6th Natural Language Processing Pacific Rim Symposium
(Tokyo, November 2001).
For full details and more news, please consult the OLAC website at
Steven (& Gary)
Steven Bird, University of Pennsylvania (sb at ldc.upenn.edu)
Gary Simons, SIL International (gary_simons at sil.org)
OLAC Coordinators (www.language-archives.org)
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