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I have spent 25 years investigating computational methods for recording, enriching, and analysing data from endangered languages, drawing on fieldwork in West Africa, South America, and Melanesia. Over the past 6 years I have been working with remote Aboriginal communities in northern Australia. I have held academic positions at U Edinburgh, U Pennsylvania, UC Berkeley, and U Melbourne. I direct the Top End Language Lab at Charles Darwin University, and am producer at languageparty.org.
PhD, University of Edinburgh
Award Date: 31 Jan 1991
Linguist, Nawarddeken Academy
1 May 2017 → …
Research Scientist, International Computer Science Institute, University of California Berkeley
1 Jul 2015 → …
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2020 Rainmaker Readiness: Building Pride and Resilience to Keep Aboriginal Languages Strong
29/07/20 → 30/06/23
DP210100228 Investing in Aboriginal Languages
Bird, S., Christie, M. & Spencer, M.
1/03/21 → 1/03/24
ILAO1800174 - Mobile Software for Oral Language Learning in Arnhem Land
1/12/18 → 31/10/22
Modularised cultural heritage archives - future proofing PARADISEC
Thieberger, A. N., Treloyn , S. & Bird, S.
1/07/22 → 30/06/24
A Finite State Aproach to Interactive TranscriptionLane, W. & Bird, S., 1 Oct 2022, Proceedings of the first workshop on NLP applications to field linguistics. Gyeongju: International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Vol. 29. p. 1-10 10 p.
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Beyond Technological Solutions: How we Create a World that Sustains its LanguagesBird, S., 2022, Linguapax Review 9, p. 167-173.
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Fashioning Local Designs from Generic Speech Technologies in an Australian Aboriginal CommunityLe Ferrand, É., Bird, S. & Besacier, L., 1 Oct 2022, Proceedings of the 29th International Conference on Computational Linguistics. 1 ed. Gyeongju: International Committee on Computational Linguistics, p. 4274-4285 12 p.
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Learning From Failure: Data Capture in an Australian Aboriginal CommunityLe Ferrand, E., Bird, S. & Besacier, L., 2022, ACL 2022 - 60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Proceedings of the Conference (Long Papers). Muresan, S., Nakov, P. & Villavicencio, A. (eds.). Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), Vol. 1. p. 4988-4998 11 p. (Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics; vol. 1).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper published in Proceedings › peer-review
Learning Through TranscriptionBettinson, M. & Bird, S., May 2022, Proceedings of the Fifth Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages. Moeller, S., Anastasopoulos, A., Arppe, A., Chaudhary, A., Harrigan, A., Holden, J., Lachler, J., Palmer, A., Rijhwani, S. & Schwartz, L. (eds.). 1 ed. Pennsylvania: Association for Computational Linguistics (ACL), p. 83-92 10 p. (COMPUTEL 2022 - 5th Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages, Proceedings of the Workshop).
Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceeding › Conference Paper published in Proceedings › peer-reviewOpen AccessFile5 Downloads (Pure)