Meta: Spam filters and comments

We have had serious issues with spam comments on this blog, and so the spam filters are tuned to be fairly aggressive. If you find that your (legitimate) comments are being rejected as spam, please contact me and I'll try to make sure you can be heard!

Data provenance and data aggregation

Peter Austin, over at Endangered Languages and Cultures, has initiated a discussion on citation practices (with James McElvenny also participating), and it was prompted (at least partly) by some data I have had a role in processing as part of the LEGO project.

Second NSF solicitation for Software Infrastructure for Scientific Innovation

On April 20, 2011, the National Science Foundation Office of Cyberinfrastructure announced the second Software Infrastructure for Sustained Innovation (SI^2) Program Solicitation 11-539 at I described the first solicitation (issued on March 16, 2010) in a post to this site on March 18, 2010. As I stated in that post, the solicitation is a promising one for supporting certain kinds of research and development for linguistic cyberinfrastructure, and I hope our community is able to take advantage of it.

Digital repatriation

Tomorrow Kimberly Christen (WSU) will give a talk at the University of Washington on the Mukurtu Indigenous Archive Tool and repatriation of indigenous knowledge in digital form.

Abstract, from the UW Simpson Center for the Humanities calendar:

Interdisciplinary Centre for Social and Language Documentation in Portugal

The Centro Interdisciplinar de Documentação Linguística e Social (CIDLeS) is an interdisciplinary non-profit centre dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the linguistic (and cultural) heritage in Europe. It was founded in January 2010 as a result of the work of a number of researchers at the Institute of General Linguistics and Language Typology at the University of Munich and at the Department of Portuguese Studies at the Universidade Nova de Lisboa.

LRTS Sharing Workshop at IJCNLP 2011

FLaReNet, Language Grid and META-SHARE are co-hosting the Workshop on Language Resources, Technology and Services in the Sharing Paradigm at IJCNLP 2011. From the call for papers:

The Workshop aims at addressing (some of the) technological, market and policy challenges posed by the “sharing and openness paradigm”, the major role that language resources can play and the consequences of this paradigm on language resources themselves.

Open Linguistics

The Open Knowledge Foundation (cf. the next post on OKCon) has a working group on Linguistic data, known as Open Linguistics. That website has links to various resources, including linguistics-related posts on the Open Knowledge Foundation blog.

OKCon 2011

From the call for participation:

The 6th Annual Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) will take place on 30th June – 1st July 2011 in Berlin. OKCon is a wide-ranging conference that brings together individuals and organizations from across the open knowledge spectrum for two days of presentations, workshops and exchange of ideas.

Open knowledge promises significant social and economic benefits in a wide range of areas from governance to science, culture to technology. Opening up access to content and data can radically increase access and reuse, bridge gaps, improve transparency and thus foster innovation and increase societal welfare.

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