Swiss-AL: Platform for Language Data in Applied Sciences

On Challenges in the Field of Language Open Research Data




Language Data, Corpus Linguistics, Interdisciplinarity


Open Science is transforming the way researchers collect, process, analyze, and store empirical research data, particularly in the social sciences and humanities, where language data is crucial. This transformation process especially concerns developers and providers of large language corpora and manifests itself in at least three challenges when providing these corpora as Open Research Data (ORD). Challenges concern heterogeneous practices that researchers apply when working with language data, research data lifecycle, and legal and ethical aspect. In this paper, we present Swiss-AL, a language data platform developed in Switzerland that is being transformed into an Open Research Data Resource for Applied Sciences within the Swiss Open Science Strategy. The paper gives an overview over the data contained in Swiss-AL and the infrastructure that is used to process and analyze the data. Furthermore, it presents approaches to the three abovementioned challenges to language ORD.


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Krasselt, J., Dreesen, P., Stücheli-Herlach, P., Lemmenmeier, D., Cho, S., Rothenhäusler, K., & Fluor, M. (2023). Swiss-AL: Platform for Language Data in Applied Sciences: On Challenges in the Field of Language Open Research Data. Proceedings of the Conference on Research Data Infrastructure , 1.

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Poster presentations II (Call for Papers)
Received 2023-04-26
Accepted 2023-06-30
Published 2023-09-07