Accession Number:

ADA458886

Title:

Linguistic Resource Creation for Research and Technology Development: A Recent Experiment

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

PENNSYLVANIA UNIV PHILADELPHIA

Report Date:

2003-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

Advances in statistical machine learning encourage language-independent approaches to linguistic technology development. Experiments in porting technologies to handle new natural languages have revealed a great potential for multilingual computing, but also a frustrating lack of linguistic resources for most languages. Recent efforts to address the lack of available resources have focused either on intensive resource development for a small number of languages or development of technologies for rapid porting. The Linguistic Data Consortium recently participated in an experiment falling primarily under the first approach, the surprise language exercise. This article describes linguistic resource creation within this context, including the overall methodology for surveying and collecting language resources, as well as details of the resources developed during the exercise. The article concludes with discussion of a new approach to solving the problem of limited linguistic resources, one that has recently proven effective in identifying core linguistic resources for less common studied languages. MACHINE TRANSLATION, LANGUAGE PARSING AND UNDERSTANDING, TEXT ANALYSIS, LINGUISTIC RESOURCES, HINDI, CEBUANO, TRANSLINGUAL INFORMATION ACCESS TECHNOLOGY, MACHINE TRANSLATION, CROSSLANGUAGE INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, INFORMATION EXTRACTION, SUMMARIZATION

Subject Categories:

  • Linguistics
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE