In order for a resource to be shared in the CLARIN:EL Research Infrastructure, it has to be described first with the appropriate metadata, a set of data that describes and gives basic information about the resource that the provider intends to share such as the title of the resource, a description of the resource, technical information about the resource, information about the availability and licencing of the resource etc. For this purpose, CLARIN:EL comes with a metadata editor which guides the provider through the process of LRs' description. Once described, resources can be uploaded to the CLARIN:EL Infrastructure.
CLARIN:EL Resource Documentation Service aims at improving the accessibility of resources while complying with common standards and specifications concerning the metadata encoding:
- Documentation of language resources, tools and web services with the endorsed metadata model , i.e. the META-SHARE model (currently v.3.0.2)
- Assignment of persistent identifiers (PIDs) to language resources, tools and web services contributed to CLARIN:EL