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Module by: Joseph Grimes. E-mail the author

Summary: An overview of the kinds of information linguists need about Wordcorr collections.

Identifying a Wordcorr collection is a lot like identifying a book in a library. Some of the information, as might be expected, is more aligned with electronic libraries than with traditional book publishing.

Here are the different kinds of metadata (data about your data) that Wordcorr asks you for on the Collection panel:

  • Names of the collection
  • Creator and collaborators
  • Glossing languages
  • Description, key words, remarks
  • Published sources
  • Geographic coverage
  • Permanence

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