The International Workshop on Language Preservation: An Experiment in Text Collection and Language Technology

Steven Bird, David Chiang, Friedel Frowein, Andrea L. Berez, Mark Eby, Florian Hanke, Ryan Shelby, Ashish Vaswani, Ada Wan

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Abstract

With hundreds of endangered and under-documented languages, Papua New Guinea presents an enormous challenge to the documentary linguistics community. This article reports on a workshop held at the University of Goroka in May and June of 2012. The workshop aimed to collect written texts and their translations for several languages, while building local capacity through hands-on training, and improving our understanding of the appropriate use of technology. The majority of participants were mother tongue speakers who seek to preserve their languages through the preparation of written language resources.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)155-167
Number of pages13
JournalLanguage Documentation and Conservation
Volume7
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

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    Bird, S., Chiang, D., Frowein, F., Berez, A. L., Eby, M., Hanke, F., Shelby, R., Vaswani, A., & Wan, A. (2013). The International Workshop on Language Preservation: An Experiment in Text Collection and Language Technology. Language Documentation and Conservation, 7, 155-167.