Contribute a grammar

This page describes how to contribute a grammar to the European Language Grid. You can describe a grammar and upload its contents at ELG or include in its description a link to the location it can be accessed from.

0. Before you start

1. Prepare the content files (for ELG hosted resources)

If you wish to upload the grammar at ELG, you must package it in a compressed format (currently as a .zip file).

If the files are available in multiple formats, (e.g. in XML, TXT and PDF formats), you are advised to package them in different zip files by data format.

2. Describe the grammar

Metadata overview

The grammar must be described according to the ELG schema and comply at least with the minimal version. The metadata elements that you need to provide for the grammar comprise a set of elements organized (for presentation purposes) into the following groups:


Example: Monolingual computational grammar for a specific domain

Tourism Italian grammar

Published at:

3. Register the grammar at ELG

The current release of ELG offers two options for registering a catalogue item:

To upload the content files for the grammar, you can follow the procedure described here.

4. Manage and submit for publication

Through the “My items” page you can access your metadata record (see Manage your items) and edit it until you are satisfied. You can then submit it for publication, in line with the publication lifecycle defined for ELG metadata records.

At this stage, the metadata record can no longer be edited and is only visible to you and to us, the ELG platform administrators.

Before it is published, your submission undergoes a validation process, which is described in detail at CHAPTER 4: VALIDATING ITEMS.

Once approved, it will appear on the ELG catalogue and you will receive a notification email.