Glottolog/Langdoc: Defining dialects, languages, and language families as collections of resources
Nordhoff, S., & Hammarström, H.
Glottolog/Langdoc: Defining dialects, languages, and language families as collections of resources. Proceedings of the First International Workshop on Linked Science 2011 (LISC2011), Bonn, Germany, October 24, 2011
This paper describes the Glottolog/Langdoc project, an at-
tempt to provide near-total bibliographical coverage of descriptive re-
sources to the world's languages. Every reference is treated as a resource,
as is every \languoid". References are linked to the languoids which
they describe, and languoids are linked to the references described by
them. Family relations between languoids are modeled in SKOS, as are
relations across dierent classications of the same languages. This setup
allows the representation of languoids as collections of references, render-
ing the question of the denition of entities like `Scots', `West-Germanic'
or `Indo-European' more empirical.