Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

What does ISLRN stand for?
ISLRN stands for International Standard Language Resource Number.
What is ISLRN about?
ISLRN is a new, unique and universal identification schema for Language Resources which provides Language Resources with unique names using a standardized nomenclature. It also ensures Language Resources are identified, and consequently recognized with proper references in activities within Human Language Technologies, as well as in documents and scientific papers.
Who can request an ISLRN?
If you are a resource publisher, a resource creator or the rights holder of a resource, you can request an ISLRN, whether the resource is freely available or not.
Why would I need an ISLRN?
Having an ISLRN will make your resource unique and then nobody will take it for something else all over the world. Moreover it will help you to make it more visible.
How is an ISLRN built?
An ISLRN is a randomly created number with a check digit that validates a Verhoeff algorithm.
How long does it take for an ISLRN to be attributed?
Moderators handle the requests as fast as possible. It generally does not take more than 5 working days.
How much does it cost to get an ISLRN?
Asking for an ISLRN is free of charge, whatever the number of requests may be.
Why should I be registered if I want to submit my resources?
You must be a registered user to submit your resources, so as to link these resources to at least one person. A moderator will then be able to reach you in case of questions or further needed discussions.
Can I directly upload my resource description as an xml file?
In ISLRN, it is possible to directly upload your resource descriptions as xml files, provided that they are in ISLRN, META-SHARE or OLAC schema. It is also possible to import multiple descriptions at once, by uploading a zip file. To be able to upload descriptions, you have to be a certified provider.
What is a certified provider?
A certified provider is a user who has the right to directly upload his/her resource descriptions in ISLRN as xml files.
How can I become a certified provider?
If you are already registered as a provider, all you have to do is apply to become a certified provider. You can find the option under "Contact" or "My Profile". A moderator will then handle your request and possibly contact you, if more information is needed.
How can I find a resource according to an ISLRN?
You can access the "Identify a resource by its ISLRN" page through the top menu.
How can I find the ISLRN of a resource?
You can access the "Identify an ISLRN by its name" page through the top menu.