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What is it? - About the project

META-SHARE, the open language resource exchange facility, is devoted to the sustainable sharing and dissemination of language resources (LRs) and aims at increasing access to such resources in a global scale.

META-SHARE is an open, integrated, secure and interoperable sharing and exchange facility for LRs (datasets and tools) for the Human Language Technologies domain and other applicative domains where language plays a critical role.

META-SHARE is implemented in the framework of the META-NET Network of Excellence. It is designed as a network of distributed repositories of LRs, including language data and basic language processing tools (e.g., morphological analysers, PoS taggers, speech recognisers, etc.).

The META-SHARE Infrastructure

META-SHARE aims to provide a multi-layer infrastructure that:

  • makes available quality LRs and related metadata over the META-SHARE network;
  • ensures that such LRs and metadata are properly preserved and maintained;
  • makes a set of services available to all META-SHARE members and users;
  • promotes the use of widely acceptable standards for language resource building which ensures the maximum possible interoperability of LRs;
  • allows associated third parties to easily index their LRs over the META-SHARE network;
  • allows any potential user of the LRs to easily and legally acquire the requested high quality LRs.

Connect and Share! - Our vision

META-SHARE Members set up and maintain their own Language Resource Repositories, the META-SHARE Network Nodes, acting as Repository Service Providers. They can do so by using the open source META-SHARE software which is freely available at GitHub.

META-SHARE Members who do not wish to set up their own language resource repository can deposit their language resources to META-SHARE repositories maintained by other META-SHARE Network Members who undertake to host and/or be responsible for those LRs (hosting repositories).

META-SHARE Managing Nodes are META-SHARE Network Members that provide core services to all META-SHARE Network Members, acting as Core Service and User Support Service providers.

Third Parties are able to use the search services and easily acquire LRs from the META-SHARE network in accordance with the relevant licensing terms and conditions.