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Stabilizing knowledge through standards a perspective for the humanities

Laurent Romary 1, 2 
1 GEMO - Integration of data and knowledge distributed over the web
LRI - Laboratoire de Recherche en Informatique, UP11 - Université Paris-Sud - Paris 11, Inria Saclay - Ile de France, CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique : UMR8623
Abstract : It is usual to consider that standards generate mixed feelings among scientists. They are often seen as not really reflecting the state of the art in a given domain and a hindrance to scientific creativity. Still, scientists should theoretically be at the best place to bring their expertise into standard developments, being even more neutral on issues that may typically be related to competing industrial interests. Even if it could be thought of as even more complex to think about developing standards in the humanities, we will show how this can be made feasible through the experience gained both within the Text Encoding Initiative consortium and the International Organisation for Standardisation. By taking the specific case of lexical resources, we will try to show how this brings about new ideas for designing future research infrastructures in the human and social sciences.
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Laurent Romary. Stabilizing knowledge through standards a perspective for the humanities. Going Digital — Evolutionary and Revolutionary Aspects of Digitization (Nobel Syposium - 147) - 2009, Jun 2009, Stockholm, Sweden. ⟨inria-00438724⟩



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