Initiated by ELRA and FlareNet at LREC 2010, the LRE Map is a mechanism intended to monitor the use and creation of language resources by collecting information on both existing and newly-created resources during the submission process. Nearly 2000 language resource forms have been filled in. Apart from providing a portrait of the resources behind the community, of their uses and usability, the LRE Map intends to be a measuring instrument for monitoring the field of language resources. The feature has been so successful that it has been implemented also at other major conferences like COLING, IJCNLP, Interspeech, LTC, ACLHT, O-COCOSDA, RANLP, in addition to the LRE Journal.
Globally, 4260 LR forms and 3015 LR types have been filled in within all the conferences which have adopted the LRE Map.
For LREC 2014, the LRE Map offered to the authors to share their resources by uploading them during the submission process.