Part I. Basic concepts

Table of Contents
1. Concepts and data categories
Data Categories and Data Category Registries
ISOcat, a Data Category Registry
Data categories in ISOcat
Data category types: simple, complex and container DCs
Specifying a data category: administrative, descriptive and linguistic part
Ways how to use the ISOcat data category registry
RELcat, a relation registry
2. Metadata
Managing and Accessing Data
Objects, Collections, Granularity
Types of Resources and Metadata Components
Lifecycle Management
Existing MD sets
Dublin Core Metadata Initiative (DCMI)
ISLE Metadata Initiative
Open Language Archive Community (OLAC)
CHAT
Text Encoding Initiative (TEI)
Component Metadata Initiative (CMDI)
The Component Metadata Initiative (CMDI)
What is it?
Why yet another metadata format?
The CMDI model
Explicit semantics
Procedure
Profile and component adaptation
Preferred components and profiles
Converting existing metadata to CMDI
Aggregation
Metadata Harvesting
Metadata gathering and searching: the Virtual Language Observatory (VLO)
Recommendations
3. Resource annotations
Aspects of annotations
Inline vs. stand-off annotations
Multi-layer annotation
Relations between annotation types
Exchange and combination of annotations
Representing and exchanging complete annotations: getting independent of a specific representation format
Introduction and monitoring of data categories: relating specific tagsets
Handling different concepts: issues in transferring annotation schemes
Recommendations
4. Access to resources and tools – technical and legal issues
Single Sign-on access to the CLARIN-D infrastructure
Gaining access to a resource
Granting access to a resources
Technical details of the single sign-on infrastructure
Legal Issues
5. Quality assurance
Aspects of the quality of resources
Well-formedness and schema compliance
Adequacy and consistency
Metadata
Recommendations