Aims and Activities

Data Categories Workshop


April 23 & 24, 2013

Workshop sponsored by Australian National Data Service, hosted by the Australian Reference Group for Interoperability in Language Resources and the University of Sydney Library

Dates: Tuesday 23 - Wednesday 24 April, 2013

Venue: Fisher Library Meeting room, level 1, Fisher Library, University of Sydney (map)

The purpose of the meeting is to share information between Australian and EU providers of language technology infrastructure around standards and some of the tools that are being developed to deal with and implement them. Our guest speaker is Menzo Windhouwer (Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, and Data Archiving Networked Services)


For further information contact Linda Barwick, PARADISEC, University of Sydney


Day 1 (April 23)
 9:30 Welcomes

Anne Bell  (University of Sydney Library), Linda Barwick (Paradisec), Andrew Treloar(ANDS )

10:00 Introduction to ARGILaRe
Simon Musgrave (Monash University)
10:30 Australian Participation in ISO
Standards Australia (TBC)

Morning Tea

11:30 Introduction to ISOCat
Menzo Windhouwer (MPI Nijmegen/DANS)
12:30 Discussion Session 1

Lunch (catered in situ)

Data Categories in Australian research infrastructure
 2:00 Ontologies and data categories in Human Communication Science vLAB
Steve Cassidy and others TBA (Macquarie University/HCSvLAB)
 2:30 Ontologies and data categories in HuNI - Humanities Networked Infrastructure
Conal Tuohy (Versi) [TBC]
 3:00 Discussion Session 2

Afternoon tea

  Researcher perspectives
 4:00 Describing linguistic data through data categories and ontologies: a comparison
Alexander Borkowski (Griffith University)
 4:30 Discussion Session 3


Symposium Dinner (venue TBA)

Day 2 (24 April)
 9:30 Hands-on workshop: Using ISOCat
Leader: Menzo Windhouwer


 1:30 Research Data Alliance Working Groups/Interest Groups: next directions
Leader: Andrew Treloar (ANDS)


Publications concerning ISOcat:

M. Kemps-Snijders, M. Windhouwer, P. Wittenburg, S.E. Wright. (2008)
ISOcat: Corralling Data Categories in the Wild.
In European Language Resources Association (ELRA)  (ed),
Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Language  Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2008), Marrakech, Morocco, May 28-30, 2008.

M. Windhouwer, S.E. Wright. (2012)
Linking to linguistic data categories in ISOcat
In C. Chiarcos, S. Nordhoff and S. Hellmann (eds),
Linked Data in Linguistics - Representing and Connecting Language Data and Language Metadata (LDL 2012), pp 99-107. Frankfurt/Main: Springer-Verlag. 

I. Schuurman, M.A. Windhouwer. (2011)
Explicit Semantics for Enriched Documents. What Do ISOcat, RELcat and SCHEMAcat Have To Offer?
Presented at the 2nd Supporting Digital Humanities conference (SDH
). Copenhagen, Denmark, November 17-18, 2011.

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