1. Menzo Windhouwer, The Language Archive
Collaboratively Defining Widely Accepted Linguistic Data Categories in the ISOcat Data Category Registry
As is natural for a large and divers community as linguistics the semantics of the used data categories, terminology and concept systems are constantly in flux and often heavily debated. However, for correct future interpretation and semantic interoperability of, especially archived, language resources stable semantic descriptions of data categories are needed. In this talk I will present the collaborative efforts of ISO Technical Committee 37, Terminology and other language and content resources, and the European CLARIN infrastructure for language resources to create a stable core of widely accepted linguistic data categories in the ISOcat Data Category Registry (http://www.isocat.org/). CLARIN’s Component Metadata Infrastructure will be used to highlight the possibilities created by the use of ISOcat data categories, as well as the problems encountered.
Menzo Windhouwer is a computer scientist and currently Head Knowledge Software at The Language Archive (http://tla.mpi.nl/; a collaboration between the Max-Planck-Society, the Berlin-Brandenburg-Academy of Sciences and the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences), where he works on semantic interoperability through the development of ISOcat and its companion registries. As a postdoc at the University of Amsterdam he developed the Typological Database System, which involved integration of data and semantics of databases on linguistic typology. His PhD research on the management of multimedia feature extraction using grammar systems was conducted at the Centre for Mathematics and Computer Science.
2. Eric Deibel, L’Institut francilien recherche, innovation et société” (IFRIS) en Centre d’Economie de l’Université Paris Nord (CEPN)
Open genetic code: informatic practices and the commodification of life