Since its establishment in 2012, the Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL) workshop series has become the major forum for presenting, discussing and disseminating technologies, vocabularies, resources and experiences regarding the application of semantic technologies and the Linked Open Data (LOD) paradigm to language resources in order to facilitate their visibility, accessibility, interoperability, reusability, enrichment, combined evaluation and integration. The LDL workshops contribute to the discussion, dissemination and establishment of community standards that drive this development, most notably the OntoLex-Lemon model for lexical resources, as well as standards for other types of language resources still under development.
LDL-2020 was supported by the COST Action “European network for Web-centred linguistic data science” (NexusLinguarum), the BMBF project “Linked Open Dictionaries” (LiODi), and two Horizon 2020 projects, the “European Lexicographic Infrastructure” (ELEXIS), and Prêt-à-LLOD (“Ready-to-use Multilingual Linked Language Data for Knowledge Services across Sectors”), which focuses on providing an infrastructure for linguistic data to be ready to use by state-of-the-art technologies. With a focus on building tools and applications, the7th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics(LDL-2020) was organized in conjunction with the 12th Language Resource and Evaluation Conference(LREC-2020). We received a total of 23 submissions out of which 12 were accepted. Due to Covid-19, LDL-2020 was not taking place as a physical meeting, but as a virtual event. For which 108 participants registered. Presentations of the accepted papers were organized in three groups with four presentations each, on modelling, applications and lexicography, respectively. The LDL-2020 Proceedings are available at the ACL