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When Size Matters. Legal Perspective(s) on N-grams

  • N-grams are of utmost importance for modern linguistics and language theory. The legal status of n-grams, however, raises many practical questions. Traditionally, text snippets are considered copyrightable if they meet the originality criterion, but no clear indicators as to the minimum length of original snippets exist; moreover, the solutions adopted in some EU Member States (the paper cites German and French law as examples) are considerably different. Furthermore, recent developments in EU law (the CJEU's Pelham decision and the new right of newspaper publishers) also provide interesting arguments in this debate. The proposed paper presents the existing approaches to the legal protection of n-grams and tries to formulate some clear guidelines as to the length of n-grams that can be freely used and shared.

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Author:Paweł KamockiGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of CLARIN Annual Conference 2020. 05 – 07 October 2020, Online Edition
Place of publication:Utrecht
Editor:Costanza Navarretta, Maria Eskevich
Document Type:Conference Proceeding
Year of first Publication:2020
Date of Publication (online):2020/09/24
GND Keyword:Forschungsdaten; Korpus <Linguistik>; Richtlinie; Textbaustein; Urheberrecht
First Page:167
Last Page:170
Dewey Decimal Classification:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Sozialwissenschaften / 340 Recht / 340 Recht
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution 4.0 International