2010Konferenzveröffentlichung DOI: 10.18452/21876
The Challenge of Multilinguality in Europeana
Web Services as Language Resources
Europeana has to face the tremendous challenge of providing multilingual functionalities for at least 10 languages (within the project phase of EuropeanaConnect, ultimately as many as official European languages (23)). It should be noted that these functionalities are particularly relevant for a multimedia collection such as Europeana: if accessing the full text of documents might raise obstacles due to language understanding, this is not the case for image or music material, which, however, is still only searchable in the language of the descriptions provided. The challenges that Europeana has to face concern several aspects of the lifecycle of language resources (the production phase being outside Europeana’s scope) and can be grouped in the following way: (i) quality assessment and selection, (ii) integration, (iii) maintenance, (iv) licensing.
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