Markup and the GOLD Ontology

The EMELD project is committed to providing recommendations to the endangered languages community for the markup of electronically encoded and archived data and analyses (henceforth 'datanalyses') of endangered languages. (Of course, any recommendations we make should be applicable for work on any human language whatever - flourishing, endangered, or extinct.) Our specific markup recommendations will take the form of how to represent commonly used linguistic data structures, such as glossed texts, annotated audio and video recordings, lexicons, paradigms, and grammars, and new types of structures that exploit the resources provided by new electronic technologies, particularly open-source Web technologies.