As stated, EUDICO is intended to be used in a distributed fashion. In general, three types of resources are used by EUDICO client: corpus data resources, corpus media resources and software tool resources. The aim is that each resource can either be available locally on the client machine, in the client's local area network or elsewhere on the internet. It should be possible to tranparantly use any mix of local and remote resources.
In general, we foresee that a number of resource and tools centers will emerge leading to a universe of distributed services: one server is offering software components and another is offering annotation and/or media data. For scientists these types of usage can have enormous implications: scientists with restricted resources can now have easy access to state of the art technology and language resources. Completely new forms of remote collaboration will become possible.
The following figure schematically depicts a cooperation between two users at different locations.: