The “new” ELRC

Friday, March 6, 2020

On 12 February 2020, the ELRC enters its third continuation. In the course of ELRC, an impressive 1.337 unique language resources were made available through the ELRC-SHARE Repository. This is thanks to outstanding support and contributions from various public administrations, researchers and companies across Europe as well as ELRC’s network of National Anchor Points.

Who owns my language data?

Friday, March 6, 2020

Barriers to the free flow of data have various causes: the legal uncertainty surrounding the emerging issues on ‘data ownership’ or control, (re)usability and access to/transfer of data and liability arising from the use of data.

European Commission adopts new standard license for online content

Friday, January 31, 2020

The European Commission has adopted the Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) standard license to make information they publish online reusable by the public.[1] But why do we need licenses and how do we use them correctly? What impact could the application of a standard license have for language data sharing? The ELRC consortium has asked Dr. iur. Pawel Kamocki to help us understand the underlying implications.

Lilli Smal and Pawel Kamocki

Data Management Plan – An Essential Tool for the Data Industry

Tuesday, October 22, 2019
Mickaël Rigault, ELDA

Data Management Plans or DMPs have taken a greater importance in the last few years with concerns rising about subjects such as open science, open data, data reuse and comparative review of research. These concerns have had such an impact that the drafting and implementation of sensible data management plans have become essential criteria for funding agencies in the allocation of research grants. Therefore, data management plans aim to address the various concerns that both research teams and other data production teams have to tackle before the actual data collection takes place for the realisation of the project (e.g., extent of the data to be collected, purpose of the collection). DMPs also aim to create standards upon which researchers and developers will manufacture their data during the process (metadata standards, naming conventions) and on how they will sustain the availability of data even after the project has ended (security, access policy, licensing).

ELRC presented at NEC TM Dissemination Day and META-Forum 2019

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

This autumn, the ELRC initiative and some preliminary results about the ELRC Country Profiles were presented to the public administration in Croatia and the Language Technology community at the META-Forum