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Ethical issues in language resources and language technology – Tentative taxonomy

  • Ethical issues in Language Resources and Language Technology are often invoked, but rarely discussed. This is at least partly because little work has been done to systematize ethical issues and principles applicable in the fields of Language Resources and Language Technology. This paper provides an overview of ethical issues that arise at different stages of Language Resources and Language Technology development, from the conception phase through the construction phase to the use phase. Based on this overview, the authors propose a tentative taxonomy of ethical issues in Language Resources and Language Technology, built around five principles: Privacy, Property, Equality, Transparency and Freedom. The authors hope that this tentative taxonomy will facilitate ethical assessment of projects in the field of Language Resources and Language Technology, and structure the discussion on ethical issues in this domain, which may eventually lead to the adoption of a universally accepted Code of Ethics of the Language Resources and Language Technology community.

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Author:Paweł KamockiORCiDGND, Andreas WittORCiDGND
Parent Title (English):Proceedings of the 13th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2022). Marseille, France, 20-25 June 2022
Publisher:European Language Resources Association (ELRA)
Place of publication:Paris
Editor:Nicoletta Calzolari, Frédéric Béchet, Philippe Blache, Khalid Choukri, Christopher Cieri, Thierry Declerck, Sara Goggi, Hitoshi Isahara, Bente Maegaard, Joseph Mariani, Hélène Mazo, Jan Odijk, Stelios Piperidis
Document Type:Part of a Book
Year of first Publication:2022
Date of Publication (online):2022/07/04
Publishing Institution:Leibniz-Institut für Deutsche Sprache (IDS)
Tag:code of ethics; ethics; language resources; language technology; privacy; tentative taxonomy
GND Keyword:Daten; Eigentum; Ethik; Freiheit; Gleichheit; Privatsphäre; Sprachdaten; Transparenz
First Page:559
Last Page:563
DDC classes:400 Sprache / 400 Sprache, Linguistik
DDC classes:100 Philosophie und Psychologie / 170 Ethik / 170 Ethik
Open Access?:ja
Leibniz-Classification:Sprache, Linguistik
Program areas:S2: Forschungskoordination und –infrastrukturen
Licence (English):License LogoCreative Commons - Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International