MULTEXT/EAGLES - Document LSD 2. Title page. Version 0.5. Last modified 28 April 1996.


Guidelines for Linguistic Software Development

GLOSIX Version 0

Jean Véronis, CNRS, Coordinator


This document is a first sketch of the MULTEXT/EAGLES Guidelines for Linguistic Software Development. These guidelines will specify a General Lingware Open System Environment (GLOSIX), including recommended standards for all aspects of linguistic software development, data representation, linguistic annotation, etc. The establishment of such a set of guidelines will enable the interchange of tools and data among researchers and sites, compatibility among tools with potentially diverse functionality, and will in general contribute to the creation of reliable, portable, high quality linguistic tools.


contruction Warning. The role of this outline is to show the scope aimed at by the MULTEXT/EAGLES Guidelines for Linguistic Software Development. However, many of the sections do not yet exist or are under construction; the final table of contents may differ from what is given here. Volunteers are encouraged to help in the development of any part of these Guidelines.


This document results from joint effort of the European projects EAGLES (in particular, the EAGLES Tools subgroup) and MULTEXT. The Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS) has also supported the integration effort.

Main authors

Jean Véronis
Nancy Ide

Laboratoire Parole et Langage
CNRS & Université de Provence
29, Avenue Robert Schuman
13621 Aix-en-Provence Cedex 1, France
tel : (+33) 42 95 36 34
fax : (+33) 42 59 50 96


Various people have commented and sent feedback on previous versions of this document. Special thanks to:

Eric Atwell, University of Leeds, England
Tony McEnery, University of Lancaster, England
Tomaz Erjavec, Jozef Stefan Institute, Llubljana, Slovenia
Gil Francopoulo, GSI-ERLI, Paris
Hans van Halteren, University of Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Patrick Paroubek, INaLF, Nancy
Vladimir Petkevic, Charles University, Prague
Laurent Romary, Centre de Recherche en Informatique de Nancy, France

Please send comments and suggestions to Your feedback will be most appreciated.
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