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:
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.