Guidelines for Linguistic Software Development
GLOSIX Version 0
Jean Véronis, CNRS, Coordinator
This document is a first sketch of the MULTEXT/EAGLES Guidelines for Linguistic Software Development. These guidelines will specify a General Lingware Open System Environment (GLOSIX), including recommended standards for all aspects of linguistic software development, data representation, linguistic annotation, etc. The establishment of such a set of guidelines will enable the interchange of tools and data among researchers and sites, compatibility among tools with potentially diverse functionality, and will in general contribute to the creation of reliable, portable, high quality linguistic tools.
Warning. The role of this outline is to show the scope aimed at by the MULTEXT/EAGLES Guidelines for Linguistic Software Development. However, many of the sections do not yet exist or are under construction; the final table of contents may differ from what is given here. Volunteers are encouraged to help in the development of any part of these Guidelines.
This document results from joint effort of the European projects EAGLES (in particular, the EAGLES Tools subgroup) and MULTEXT. The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) has also supported the integration effort.
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