Adapting a Scientific Workflow Infrastructure to Linguistics

In Linguistics (and similar social sciences), there are no standard 'workflow workbenches' that can be used for non-programmers to develop, use, and share their workflows. However, as an increasingly data-intensive science, computational linguists are using computational pipelines in their research, in order to facilitate their main work.

Changing the Conduct of Science in the Information Age

The National Science Foundation has posted a workshop report entitled Changing the Conduct of Science in the Information Age. While it doesn't appear to contain direct input from linguists, many of the issues it discusses will be familiar to those interested in promoting a cyberlinguistics infrastructure.

From the executive summary:

RELISH-Symposium „Rendering Endangered Lexicons Interoperable through Standards Harmonization”, Frankfurt, October 10, 2011 “RELISH meets LOEWE”

The RELISH project promotes language-oriented research by addressing a two-pronged problem: (1) the lack of harmonization between digital standards for lexical information in Europe and America, and (2) the lack of interoperability among existing lexicons of endangered languages, in particular those created with the Shoebox lexicon building software. The cooperation partners in the RELISH project are the University of Frankfurt (FRA), the Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics (MPI), and Eastern Michigan University, the host of the Linguist List (ILIT).

"Linked Data in Linguistics" at DGfS 2012

Linked Data in Linguistics
Linguists from all disciplines produce more and more data and share the challenge how to make this data accessible to other researchers in their field and beyond. This does not only concern the general availability of data, but also the representation of the structure of the data. Linked Data is one paradigm which can be employed to tackle this task.
We are happy to announce the workshop "Linked Data in Linguistics" at the annual meeting of the German Linguistic Society (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Sprachwissenschaft, DGfS) taking place March 7-9, 2012 in Frankfurt a.M., Germany.

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.

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.

Beyond the PDF?

While looking for something on this blog (which I recommend in general), I stumbled on the fact that an interesting workshop recently took place entitled Beyond the PDF. The workshop goal is described as follows:

A Grand Challenge for Linguistics: Scaling Up and Integrating Models

In response to NSF's call for White Papers in the SBE 2020 Initiative, Jeff Good and I have submitted a paper outlining our take on Cyberinfrastructure for Linguistics, why its necessary, and how it can come about. The abstract:

Conference on Electronic Grammaticography—Location Change

The location for the Conference on Electronic Grammaticography, previously announced on this blog, has been moved to the University of Hawaii so that it can be held under the umbrella of the 2nd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation.

Abstracts are due on 31 August 2010.

RELISH Meeting in Nijmegen

On 4–5 August, the RELISH project held a workshop on lexicon tools and lexical standards. Slides from many of the presentations are posted on the workshop site.

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