Broad network of interested persons
We have to establish a broad network of interested persons. These are people from the language resource community who are committed in some way to contribute to the eventual goal. This network is open to every member of the community and all suggestions, questions etc will have to be taken up to be discussed. Every member of the network will be asked to persuade other experts from the discipline to contribute. We expect that the network will take the form of a user-group, posting questions, proposals and responses. Contributions will be screened by a moderator to discourage off-topic input. The MPI will provide the server to display the contributions on the web and - in the first instance - a moderator to screen them. At regular intervals the members of the network will be informed about any qualitatively new information that has become available on the pages and will be asked for comments. Anyone will be able to subscribe to the user-group to receive short e-mails about the availability of new information. The web-pages will be open to everyone. Public versions of documents to be discussed will be posted to the web-pages as they become available.
The web-pages will be divided amongst some useful dimensions, if and when this becomes necessary.
Workshops & Conferences
The concept of a universe of meta-descriptions and the progress of work will be presented at workshops and conferences. All members of the network and especially the boards will be asked to help promoting this idea and to mention interesting platforms for discussions.
A steering board has been set up consisting of committed people who are able - to some extent - to represent specific sub-communities and the different European areas. This board will have to discuss the various proposals in detail, comment, and make decisions. Members of this board will have to actively participate in the discussion process. This board has to meet at regular intervals and may ask other specialists for advice where necessary. The work of the Steering Board will be supported by a closed unmoderated email-list-server and a history of comments displayed on protected web-pages.
There will be a Technical Board to help the Steering Board in its decision making process. This board should comprise specialists who understand in detail the technologies involved and have some appreciation of the work going on in other similar communities. The TB will take over certain tasks defined by the SB and make detailed technical reports. The TB is not a fixed group, i.e. new members could be invited to join to contribute on specific topics. The chairman of the TB will be member of the SB as well. The work of the TB will be supported by an unmoderated closed email-list-server. The email-history of the SB will be open to the TB as well and all emails of the TB will be integrated into this history.
The meta data initiative will have an advisory board which will include international experts from the community, but also well-known experts from related projects and initiatives such as Dublin-Core, RDF/XML-Schema, and MPEG7. It is expected that these experts help to ensure that the resulting proposals are useful for the community, but also maximally coherent with the other meta-initiatives. The members of the AB will also have access to the email history of SB and TB. Also AB commentary will be included in this history.
The publication of Open Documents which can be cited as official notes of the EAGLES/ISLE meta data initiative will be the responsibility of the SB chairman. These documents will be discussed in the SB before publication, and there will have to be a general agreement on basic issues, but the chairman has ultimate responsibility under the terms of the EAGLES/ISLE contract.
|Steven Bird||LR Agency||LDC, Univ. of Pennsylvania|
|Daan Broeder||Representative of the Technical Board||MPI, Nijmegen|
|Nicoletta Calzolari||Lexicon Expert||ILC, Pisa|
|George Carayannis||Corpora Expert||ILSP, Greece|
|Khalid Choukri||LR Agency||ELRA, Paris|
|Christoph Draxler||Multi-Modal Expert||Univ. München|
|Uli Heid||Technology Expert||IMS, Univ. Stuttgart|
|Jean-Claude Martin||Multi-Modal Expert||LIMSI-CNRS, Orsay|
|Wim Peters||Lexicon Expert||Univ. Sheffield|
|Pirkko Suihkonen||Corpora Expert||Univ. Helsinki, MPI Leipzig|
|Sven Strömquist||Corpora Expert||Univ. Lund|
|Peter Wittenburg||Technical and LR expert - SB chairman||MPI, Nijmegen|
|Antonio Zampolli||EAGLES/ISLE Chair||ILC, Pisa|
|Daan Broeder||TB Chairman||MPI, Nijmegen|
|Jan-Torsten Milde||XML Expert||Univ. Bielefeld|
|Laurent Romary||Schema Expert||Loria|
|Anthony Aristar||Linguistic Resources Expert||LinguistList, Ann Arbor, MI|
|Steven Berman||IR Technologies||Univ. Stuttgart|
|Niels-Ole Bernsen||EAGLES/ISLE Project||Univ. Odense|
|Gerhard Budin||Terminology Expert||Univ. Wien|
|Bernard Comrie||Language Typology||MPI, Leipzig|
|Rob Cox||Corpora Expert||APS, PA|
|Makx Dekkers||DublinCore Meta Initiative||PriceWaterhouseCoopers|
|Helen Aristar Dry||Linguistic Resources Expert||LinguistList, Ann Arbor, MI|
|Charles Fillmore||Corpus Linguistics||Univ. Berkeley|
|Dafydd Gibbon||Speech and Corpus Expert||Univ. Bielefeld|
|Jane Hunter||MPEG7 Initiative||DSTC, Queensland, AU|
|Nancy Ide||CES/xCES Initiative||Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY|
|Stephen Levinson||Anthropology||MPI, Nijmegen|
|Brian MacWhinney||Corpora Expert||Carnegie Mellon Univ.|
|Boyd Michailovsky||Corpus Expert||LACITO - CNRS|
|Erik Oltmans||MPEG-7 Initiative||TI, Enschede|
|Nelleke Oostdijk||Corpus Expert||KUN, Nijmegen|
|Catherine Pelachaud||U Roma|
|Stelios Peperidis||Corpora Expert||ILSP, Greece|
|Andrei Popescu-Belis||Technology Expert||ISSCO, Geneve|
|Norbert Reithinger||DFKI Germany|
|Gary Simons||Technology Expert||SIL|
|Dan Slobin||Corpus Linguistics||Univ. Berkeley|
|Henry Thompson||W3C - XML Schema Initiative||HCRC, Edinburgh|
|Caroline Willners||Corpora Expert||Univ. Lund|