Usability & Language Resource Stewardship
In this research theme, I look at avariety of usability issues from resource arrangment and description in stewardship arrangments of language resources to user interfaces to those resources. I have published several papers, given many talks and written many blog posts.
Early in this project the focus was more narrow and I sought to look at issues in Language Resource Accessibility. My work was primarily concerned with two facets of accessibility:
- the User Experience related to interacting with archived content; and
- the aggregation of item level metadata about language resources in collections.
However, I have now expanded my resarch focus to include language resource description and arrangment.
I maintain a github repo with raw data and academic outputs for earily works in project at: https://github.com/HughP/Lexical-Database-Archiving-Stats more recent works have their own data repositories, usually on Zenodo.
I specialize in bespoke research at the intersection of Linguistics, Law, Languages, and Technology; specifically utility and life-cycle management for information products in these spaces.
Where Have All the Collections Gone?: Analysis of OLAC Data Contributors' use of DCMIType 'Collection'
Bird and Simons (2003), Johnson (2004), Nathan (2011), and Holton (2012) all emphasize the importance of archiving language artifacts. …
In January 2011, SIL Internationalʼs archive launched a corporate instance of DSpace as part of a larger and ongoing effort to …