DI-ÖSS - Building a digital infrastructure in South Tyrol

Verena Lyding
Institute for Applied Linguistics, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

Alexander König
Institute for Applied Linguistics, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

Elisa Gorgaini
Institute for Applied Linguistics, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

Lionel Nicolas
Institute for Applied Linguistics, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

Monica Pretti
Institute for Applied Linguistics, Eurac Research, Bolzano, Italy

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Ingår i: Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2018, Pisa, 8-10 October 2018

Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings 159:10, s. 92-102

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Publicerad: 2019-05-28

ISBN: 978-91-7685-034-3

ISSN: 1650-3686 (tryckt), 1650-3740 (online)


This paper presents the DI-O¨ SS project, a local digital infrastructure initiative for South Tyrol, which aims at connecting institutions and organizations working with language data. It aims to facilitate and increase data exchange, joint efforts in processing and exploiting data and synergies, and thus linking to big European infrastructure initiatives. However, while sharing the overall objectives to foster standardization, increase efficiency and sustainability, a local initiative faces a different set of challenges on the implementation level. It aims to involve institutions which are less familiar with the logic of infrastructure and have less experience and fewer resources to deal with technical matters in a systematic way. The paper will describe how DI-O¨ SS addresses the needs for a digital language infrastructure on a local level, lay out the course of action, and depict the targeted short-, mid- and long-term outputs of the project.


Infrastructure, Cultural heritage, Local competence building, South Tyrol


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