Interesting question indeed which should give us scholars reason to think! Because considering *both* points, the point of view is arising that giants are rather pursuing own interests rather than public ones and schloars are taking the missing popular interest. Seems that pursuing a standardized encoding is more or less a thing to do amongst schloars/academics ...?

We should think about it!

András Gálffy

On 28 May 2015 at 00:29, Diaa Fayed <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
I am surprised!

1. Why did not Giants of IT (e.g. Google, Microsoft, Oracle, ... etc.) cooperate and/or participate in
    standardizing lexical resources?

2. I noticed, after reading, most of lexical resources standardization and/or de-factos are
academic organizations, academic labs, academic groups, ...?

Diaa Fayed