3.5 Questions for Discussion

  • Explore some language archives (e.g., AIILA, PARADISEC, CoRSAL). What metadata is shown in these archives?  
  • What types of searches can you do? Are the search results what you expected?
  • How are metadata fields to be adapted to the Indian context in terms of speaker names, localities, language names, genres?  
  • What metadata might make a collection useful to different users? For example, a language teacher, a botanist, a phonetician?
  • What are some of the different derivative files that might be related to a source file?