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LRE Map Frequently Asked Questions

What does the LRE Map web site have to offer?

The LRE Map web site shows the mapping between language resources and scientific events containing publications which report on these resources.

How do I navigate the LRE Map web site?

First, the upper-right part displays a set of icons that lead you to the homepage, to general information about LRE Map, to this FAQ page, and to a restricted area (see details below). This set of icons is available on all pages.

There are various ways to navigate the LRE Map web site and to find the relevant information:

  • You can scroll the list of the language resources inventoried in the LRE Map.
  • You can use filters (language, resource use, type of resource, etc.) to narrow the resource set.
  • You can perform full-text search, in conjunction with the filters, thus further narrowing the resource set. Please note that full-text search is performed on already filtered results, and viceversa.

What can I do with LRE Map?

You can thus:

  1. browse all resources,
  2. apply a series of filters to narrow the resource set,
  3. perform a full-text search on resources,

What does a resource contain?

When browsing resources, for each resource you can see, at first:

  • the resource name,
  • the language type (monolingual, bilingual, etc),
  • the availability of the resource,
  • the license of the resource (if available),
  • the resource type, in the upper right corner of each resource description,
  • the logo of the conference or journal where the paper mentioning the resource was published. Clicking on this logo opens a new window holding information on the conference or journal:
    • Conference / journal name,
    • Publication year,
    • Conference description,
    • Conference URL.

Further clicking on the "Expand / collapse" URL in each resource box allows you to toggle other resource fields:

  • resource size,
  • resource production status,
  • resource usage reported in the paper,
  • resource documentation.

How can filters be used?

The filters are derived from the data, i.e.:

  • each filter corresponds to a resource attribute in the data model,
  • each filter value corresponds to existing attribute values in the database,
  • filter values are updated upon each filter application and / or full-text search, as the resource cohort is updated

You can visualize each selected filter value at the top of the filter section and as a tag. You can deselect Each selected filter, either by clicking on the relevant entry at the top of the filters section, or by clicking on the appropriate tag.

How does full-text search work?

You can also perform full-text search over the resources, either directly on the whole resource database, or on a filtered subset of the resource database.

Full-text search supports:

  • spelling suggestions (e.g. for "speach" LRE Map suggests "speech"),
  • fuzzy search on approximate matches (e.g. for "wornet" LRE Map also searches "wordnet"),
  • search suggestions on the currently available resource cohort (optionally filtered).
  • search query "normalisation" for resource names, i.e. the closest normalised resource name (with respect to an edit distance from the query you provided) is also used in the full-text search, along with the query you provided.

When combining filters with free-text search, you can ignore search suggestions and go on with the query, thus obtaining zero results. In this case, as the filters are data-driven, they disappear, as they are constructed from values that are available in the database.

To get back to a state where resources are available, you can either reset your full-text search query, or clear selected filters one by one, by clicking on the tags which correspond to each selected filter.

What do I gain from signing up and logging in?

When logged in, you can bookmark your search results. Each bookmark is actually an URL pointing to the bookmarked search results and has a name made of the free-text search query and the values of the selected filters.

How can I sign up and login?

To login, click on the padlock icon , and provide the required credentials.

If you don't have a user name yet, then you can click on the "Please sign up" URL on the login page. After you have filled in the signing up form, you will receive an e-mail with instructions for completing the signing up process.

How can I access and handle my bookmarks?

Once you are logged in, you can click on the bookmark icon to see your stored bookmarks. The latter can be deleted by clicking on the small cross next to each bookmark name.