What is ELRC-SHARE
ELRC-SHARE is a Language Resources (LR) repository used for documenting, storing, browsing and accessing language data and tools that are pertinent to Automated Translation and considered useful for feeding CEF eTranslation, the European Commission's Automated Translation platform.
ELRC-SHARE has been developed and is maintained by the European Language Resource Coordination (ELRC) consortium in the framework of the ELRC action (Service contracts SMART 2014/1074, contract number 30-CE-0696785/00-64 and SMART 2015/1091, contract number 30-CE-0816330/00-16).
Provision of Language Resources in the ELRC-SHARE repository
The ELRC action is looking for open data that can be made available for re-use through open data initiatives, but also for datasets with restrictive licensing or made available under commercial conditions. You are welcome to upload and document any LRs that you have identified as useful for the purposes of CEF eTranslation and you have the license to contribute/deposit.
Once a LR is contributed to ELRC-SHARE, authorised users from the ELRC consortium ("editors") are assigned the task of enriching the descriptions of the resources provided by contributors according to the ELRC-SHARE metadata schema and publishing them at the ELRC-SHARE inventory.
Access to ELRC-SHARE Language Resources
Anyone can browse the ELRC-SHARE inventory and view the resource descriptions. In addition, by contract (Service Contract SMART 2015/1091, contract number 30-CE-0816330/00-16), ELRC, through ELRC-SHARE, publishes metadata of openly licensed LRs on the EU Open Data Portal at https://data.europa.eu/euodp/en/home.
Anyone can download resources if the licensing terms under which they are provided, permit it (cf. below). Please note that resources provided with a "non-standard/Other_Licence/Terms" licence are and will not be available for download through the ELRC-SHARE inventory. The rights of use of the resource, any possible restrictions, as well as rights and restrictions on the original raw data are under the control and responsibility of the data owners. The repository acts mainly as a facilitator for the search-and-get procedure while providing guidelines and metadata curation activities.
Users are requested to always investigate the metadata elements regarding rights of use, availability and distribution to promptly understand what they are allowed to do with a specific resource, before using any of the resources in this repository.
Licensing LRs for the ELRC action
Any grant of access to LRs through the ELRC-SHARE repository should include not only the right to read the relevant content but also to allow transformative uses, dissemination and distribution of such resources and their derivatives, according to the needs and policies of LR owners and users.
To limit the complexity of licensing, we strongly advise LR providers to use one of the standard licences, i.e. Creative Commons and open national licences (- cf. table below). If, however, the LR comes with another licence, the licensing terms and conditions must be documented in the metadata so that they are clearly available to all repository users. Please note that resources provided with a "non-standard/Other_Licence/Terms" licence are and will not be available for download through the ELRC-SHARE inventory.
A helpdesk facility has been set up for assistance in understanding, choosing and using any of these licences and other legal tools, as well as the metadata required for the documentation of the licence.
Notice and Take Down Policy
- His/Her contact details (name, organisation, email, telephone number);
- The full bibliographic details of the LR;
- The exact and full URL where s/he found the LR;
- Proof that s/he is the rights holder and a statement that, under penalty of perjury, s/he is the rights holder or an authorised representative.
Upon receipt of notification the Notice and Takedown procedure is then invoked as follows:
- ELRC-SHARE will acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email or letter and will make an initial assessment of its validity and plausibility.
- Upon receipt of a valid complaint, the LR will be temporarily removed from the ELRC-SHARE inventory pending an agreed solution.
- ELRC-SHARE will contact the individual or organisation who deposited the material within ten working days from the reception of a valid complaint. The ELRC-SHARE depositor will be notified that the material is subject to a complaint, under what allegations, and will be encouraged to assuage the complaints concerned.
The complainant and the ELRC-SHARE depositor will be encouraged to resolve the issue swiftly and
amicably and to the satisfaction of both parties, with the following possible outcomes:
- The LR is replaced on the ELRC-SHARE inventory unchanged.
- The LR is replaced on the ELRC-SHARE inventory with changes.
- The LR is permanently removed from the ELRC-SHARE inventory.
- If the ELRC-SHARE depositor and the complainant are unable to agree on a solution, the LR will remain unavailable through the ELRC-SHARE inventory until a time when a resolution has been reached.
Disclaimers and Limitation of Liability
ELRC-SHARE content and metadata are provided “AS IS” and on an “ΑS AVAILABLE” basis without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of satisfactory quality, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security and accuracy.
Under no circumstances will ELRC-SHARE be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such losses where foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of opportunity; (c) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (d) losses suffered by third parties; or (e) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of the ELRC-SHARE Services regardless of the form of action.
ELRC-SHARE does not warrant that functions contained in the ELRC-SHARE Services will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected, or that the ELRC-SHARE databases or the delivery mechanism that make it available are free of viruses and bugs.
Log information, cookies and analytics
The ELRC-SHARE website and services log certain information about every request sent to them. This information is used for system administration and for statistical purposes. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but these do not include information from which individuals could be identified. Relevant subsets of this data may be used as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site. Data may also on occasion be used to enable investigation of technical problems on the website. Otherwise logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law.
We may also collect identification data of users, by using cookies.
Cookies are short software code texts, which are sent from Athena RC server and are stored at your terminal ("browser"). Their basic function is to communicate to us data from your browser. Cookies are either "Temporary" (session cookies) or persistent. Temporary cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser, while persistent cookies remain stored in your terminal until they expire.
This website uses ELRC-SHARE Analytics, a local self-hosted installation of the open source “Matomo” web analytics software.
ELRC-SHARE Analytics uses "cookies", which are text files placed on Your computer, to help the website analyze how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about Your use of the website is stored locally in Athena RC servers and it is not transmitted to any third party.
In case IP-anonymisation is activated on the ELRC-SHARE website, Your IP address will be truncated within the area of Member States of the European Union or other parties to the Agreement on the European Economic Area. The IP--anonymisation is active on this website. The IP-address, that Your browser conveys within the scope of ELRC-SHARE Analytics, will not be associated with any other data.
ELRC-SHARE Analytics will use this information on behalf of the operator of this website for the purpose of evaluating Your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing them other services relating to website activity and internet usage.
You may deactivate or restrict the transmission of cookies by changing the settings of your web browser. Cookies that are already stored may be deleted at any time.
Data Protection Record
The Data Protection Record for the ELRC-SHARE repository is available here.