Contribute a lexical/conceptual resource

This page describes how to contribute a lexical/conceptual resource to the European Language Grid. You can describe it 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

  • Please make sure that the lexical/conceptual resource you want to contribute complies with our terms of use.

  • Please make sure you have registered and been assigned the provider role.

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

If you wish to upload the resource 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 lexical/conceptual resource

Metadata overview

The lexical/conceptual resource 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 resource comprise a set of elements organized (for presentation purposes) into the following groups:


Example 1: Terminological lexicon

INTERA Corpus - the Bulgarian-English terms from the BG-EN pair

Published at:

Example 2: Computational lexicon

MCL - Multifunctional Computational Lexicon of Contemporary Portuguese

Published at:

3. Register the lexical/conceptual resource at ELG

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

To upload the content files for the lexical/conceptual resource, 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.

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.