The open XML language data standard
OLIF, the Open Lexicon Interchange Format, is an open standard for lexical/terminological data encoding. Begun in the 1990ís as an option for data exchange among computational lexicons (especially MT) and terminology databases, OLIF has evolved to a standard that offers a broad spectrum of support for language data exchange and representation. Implemented as an XML Schema (OLIF v.2.1) and an XML DTD (OLIF v.2), it couples flexible design with a representative set of terminological and lexical features to offer the user helpful options for language applications such as:
OLIF was designed, implemented, and released as an official standard by the OLIF2 Consortium, an organization of language technology suppliers, corporate users of language technology, and research institutions. It is available to users at no charge from this site.
Join the discussion in the OLIF community at the OLIF Users Group.
For more information, contact Susan McCormick at the OLIF Consortium.
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