SLDR: Speech & Language Data Repository
The CRDO project (a Resource Center for the Description of Oral) was initiated in 2006 under the banner of CNRS, the National Center for Scientific Research in France. Now renamed SLDR, this Trusted Data Repository is offering labs and independent scholars a free-of-charge service for the storage, sharing and long-term preservation of speech data and related material in compliance with the OAIS model.
SLDR for speech, and CNRTL for text, are the resources centres from which a French sub-network of CLARIN centres is being built: the ORTOLANG project (programme Investissements d'avenir ANR-11-EQPX-0032). SLDR is already a certified CLARIN-C centre: https://centres.clarin.eu/centre/28
Items belonging to four categories are available on the site:
- Collections binding together several items of the defined types.
Currently, SLDR (sldr.org) is hosted by INIST. Information packages for long-term preservation are stored on the platform of CINES, an institutional archive beneficiary of the Data Seal of Approval and disseminated via the Huma-Num grid hosted by CC-IN2P3.
Sharing linguistic resources is a comprehensive response to the challenge of bringing together knowledge that has so far been scattered over such diverse domains as descriptive, formal and computational linguistics, literature, translation science, neuroscience and psycholinguistics.
Features specific to SLDR
- Users of any item distributed by SLDR are granted access to the names, professional affiliation and fields of interest of all users who downloaded the same item. This feature is complementary to the sharing of publications. Its aim is to promote the emergence of communities of producers and users (Web 2.0 approach) collaborating on research projects making an optimal use of available resources.