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Glottolog 3.1 - 2017-11-22

From this release on, we keep a change log in the data repository.

Glottolog 3.0 - 2017-03-29

References

We added references from a new provider:

Bibliographical records for all linguistic books and journal articles published by John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Languoids
The language classification has changed in many - smaller and bigger - ways since Glottolog 2.7 more than a year ago. We hope to make these changes more transparent and tractable by using version control for the Glottolog data and labelling changes to the classification appropriately.

Glottolog 2.7 - 2016-01-26

References

We added references from a new provider:

All 2802 references cited in books published by Language Science Press have been added to Glottolog. These references will be curated and added to in the future by the Language Science Team.

Languoids
8 languages have been added and the classification has been changed (mostly locally), resulting in 23 new family nodes and 7 updated families.

Glottolog 2.6 - 2015-10-07

This edition introduces only minor changes to both, languoids and references. Instead, our focus was on improving the release procedures, and in particular aligning data curation in glottolog-data and publication at http://glottolog.org. We hope these improvements will allow for more frequent updates of the published version of Glottolog in the future.

Glottolog 2.5 - 2015-07-17

References
We added references from three new providers: Thanks for sharing!
Languoids
16 languages have been added and the classification has been changed (mostly locally), resulting in 53 new family nodes and 15 updated families.

Glottolog 2.4 - 2015-03-20

References
We added references from three new providers: Thanks for sharing!
Languoids
76 languages have been added and the classification has been changed (mostly locally), resulting in 219 new family nodes and 52 updated families.
Project Infrastructure
The Glottolog data is now curated in a Git repository hosted at GitHub. Thus,
  • changes to the data in between updates of the Glottolog website are more transparent and traceable;
  • you can notify us about issues with the data by opening - well - issues;
  • or even better, you can propose updates to the data using pull requests.

Glottolog 2.3

References
While we did remove thousands of obsolete references (duplicates or references that have been superseded) 2862 references have also been added and thousands have been corrected. When browsing to the URL of one of the obsolete references, you should either be redirected (in case of duplicates) with an HTTP code of 301 or you should see an HTTP 410 Gone message.
Languoids
76 languages have been added and classification has been changed (mostly locally), resulting in 73 new family nodes.
Sign Languages
Sign Languages have now better coverage and classification. Though the set of references, inventory and classification is not yet on the same level as for spoken languages.
Computerized assignment
Many of the relations between references and languages and of the relations between references and document types are created by a process we call computerized assignment.
Whether relations for a specific reference have been assigned automatically is now indicated with small warning signs . This information can also used for sorting lists of references by clicking the corresponding ca column head.
The automatic language guesser has been improved through a better training data set, and set to be less aggressive (autoclassifications that would make the descriptive status of the language increase are blocked). It is still reasonably aggressive however.