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Humanities Lab

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User Information

The new IMDI-browser

The new IMDI browser does not require Java (in contrast to the old version). It should now be accessible using any standard, modern web browser, including those on tablets and smart phones.

Make sure to update your bookmarks. The new, simpler url for the IMDI browser is: corpora.humlab.lu.se (the old url still works but directs you to the old version).

Lamus still requires Java but the latest version from Oracle works fine (see below).

You can see what is available without registering but whether data is accessible or not depends on what access level the depositor/researcher has requested. Data is by default only available for download to each, respective depositor unless there are other agreements.

The Corpus Server

For the end user (e.g. a researcher who wants to upload and manage data sets or a student who wants permission to access data) The Corpus Server consists mainly of two tools or views.

The first one is the IMDI browser, which is used for browsing and searching through the various data sets. The metadata (a.k.a. information about data) is meant to be open for anyone to browse and search.

The second one is LAMUS, which is mainly used by e.g. reasearchers who want to upload and manage data sets.

Contact

Registration, deposition, access

Questions regarding registration, deposition of data and access to data should be directed to the Corpus Manager.

Working with the Corpus Server and technical issues

If you encounter problems or if you have questions regarding your account, the creation of nodes (including upload permission to the nodes in question) or workflow (e.g. “How do I create IMDI-files?”), please contact the Corpus Manager.

LAMUS and Java

LAMUS still requires Java to be installed but it should work fine using the default version Oracle provides. No special security settings or exceptions should be necessary.

Download here: java.com

Current Users

Your current accounts should maintain their access levels from the previous server version. If this is not the case, send an e-mail to the Corpus Manager. Please make sure to include your user name and details regarding what is not working, what part of the corpus tree you should have access to etc.

Access levels

Your current accounts should maintain their access levels from the previous server version. If this is not the case, send an e-mail to the Corpus Manager. Please make sure to include your user name and details regarding what is not working, what part of the corpus tree you should have access to etc.

New Users

You can browse the corpus tree and the metadata without registering but if you do wish to register please send a request to the Corpus Manager.

Note: Being registered will not permit access to data. Some of the data sets might be open access for registered users but in general access restrictions to data is decided by each respective owner/researcher. Data is by default ONLY available to the person uploading the data and/or to users who already have download access to the node/s in question. Access requests for specific resources should be directed to the Corpus Manager.

Metadata files (IMDI-files)

Metadata is information describing your data (data about your data). It can include but is not limited to location where the data was collected, language/s, participants etc. This information is required in order to add data and will be linked to the corresponding data file/s. Metadata is what will help you keep track of your data and to find it when needed.

Please remember that each researcher will have to decide whether a piece of information should be included in the metadata set or not due to sensitivity/legal issues (e.g. if you include the actual names of consultants in your metadata, these will also be visible to anyone browsing the corpus tree).

Arbil is necessary to create the metadata files a.k.a. IMDI-files (information about your data, stored in xml) that you will upload together with your data. In short, no data can be added to the archive without corresponding metadata.

The latest version and manuals can be downloaded for free from The Language Archive at the MPI (Windows/Mac/Linux):

Please note that while Arbil is a desktop application it is written in Java and consequently requires Java to be installed on your system.

Navigation

Contact

Corpus Manager

Links

Corpus Browser and Lamus

Software