How can language technology address the diverse situations of the world's languages? In one view, languages exist on a resource continuum and the challenge is to scale existing solutions, bringing under-resourced languages into the high-resource world. In another view, presented here, the world's language ecology includes standardised languages, local languages, and contact languages. These are often subsumed under the label of `under-resourced languages' even though they have distinct functions and prospects. I explore this position and propose some ecologically-aware language technology agendas.
|Name||Proceedings of the Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics|
|Conference||60th Annual Meeting of the Association for Computational Linguistics, ACL 2022|
|Period||22/05/22 → 27/05/22|