Multilinguality and LLOD: A Survey Across Linguistic Description Levels

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Dagmar Gromann
Elena-Simona Apostol1
Christian Chiarcos1
Marco Cremaschi2
Jorge Gracia
Katerina Gkirtzou
Chaya Liebeskind
Verginica Barbu Mititelu
Liudmila Mockiene
Michael Rosner
Ineke Schuurman
Gilles Sérasset
Purificação Silvano
Blerina Spahiu
Ciprian-Octavian Truica
Andrius Utka
Giedrė Valūnaitė Oleškevičienė

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Harald Sack

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Survey Article
Limited accessibility to language resources and technologies challenges communities of speakers of any language other than English. Linguistic Linked (Open) Data (LLOD) holds the promise to ease the creation, linking, and reuse of multilingual linguistic data across distributed and heterogeneous resources. However, individual language resources and technologies accommodate or target different linguistic description levels, e.g. morphology, syntax, phonology, and pragmatics. In this comprehensive survey, the state-of-the-art of multilinguality and LLOD is being represented with a particular focus on linguistic description levels, identifying open challenges and gaps as well as proposing an ideal ecosystem for multilingual LLOD across description levels. This survey seeks to contribute an introductory text for newcomers to the field of multilingual LLOD, uncover gaps and challenges to be tackled by the LLOD community in reference to linguistic description levels, and present a solid basis for a future best practice of multilingual LLOD across description levels.
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