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The open XML language data standard

OLIF, the Open Lexicon Interchange Format, is an open standard for lexical/terminological data encoding.  Begun in the 1990�s 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:

  • lexical/terminological data exchange
  • lexicon and terminology management
  • term extraction
  • controlled language
  • information retrieval
  • glossary development
  • ontologies

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.

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OLIF Content
OLIF Home
Documentation
OLIF Tools
Media Center
OLIF Consortium

Downloads
OLIF v.2 DTD
OLIF v.2.1.1 XSD
OLIF v.2 OJPT
OLIF v.3 Beta
Data Archive

Related Links
OLIF Users Group
LISA
AMTA
EAMT
Other Projects




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