Online Linguistic Exploration: Deeper, Faster, Broader Language Documentation

Grant number: DP0988242 | Funding period: 2009 - 2011

Completed

Abstract

This project will develop a new online mode for collaborative linguistic research. Linguists will be able to harness the power of natural language processing techniques for their study of the world's languages. A demonstration system will be developed, permitting linguists to locate examples of syntactic constructions in a large database of parsed text, and to explore similarities across different languages. The project will also encompass a selection of minority languages for which only a small amount of data is available.