With the help of funds from the European Commission, the Volkswagen Stiftung and Dutch authorities, in close collaboration with the linguists, the Technical Group is developing tools and infrastructures that allow the maintenance of a well-organized and consistent archive. The LAT software package consists of a set of software tools compromising of language archive utility tools and resource enrichment tools. The tools and infrastructures are compliant to international standards where possible. Where necessary the Technical Group is participating actively in the creation of international standards to foster interoperability.
ISO 12620 provides a framework for defining data categories. According to the framework, each data category is assigned a unique identifier. In addition, the Data Category Registry (DCR) contains linguistic descriptions, such as definitions, associated value domains, and examples. The mission of the DCR is to overcome problems associated with semantic interoperability in language related data resources. ISOcat is the new DCR implementation. more>