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Sunday, March 7 • 10:45am - 11:45am
Poster Q&A Session 2.2

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Combining description and documentation: a digital Boasian trilogy (Florian Matter):
•I present a prototype of a novel tool for digital grammaticography. It integrates the components of language description (grammar, dictionary, texts) and language documentation (recordings, annotations, metadata) in an interactive web app. The linguistic analysis is illustrated with primary language data, straight from the corpus.

Building networks of language digital activists for peer learning and knowledge exchange (Eddie Avila, Subhashish Panigrahi):
•As we approach the International Decade of Indigenous Languages, building and supporting peer networks of language digital activists can provide mutual support and solidarity, but also for sharing best practices. What are some of the strategies for facilitating these networks? We’ll share our experiences with social media campaigns and exchanges.

virALLanguages bridging new and traditional media in Cameroon for the fight against Covid-19 (Vasiliki Vita):
•This presentation aims to inform and encourage an interdisciplinary (linguists, anthropologists, developmentalists, IT and health specialists, community members) discussion on how the virALLanguages project has potentially created a transitional environment in Cameroon, according to Chetley (2006), necessary for when introducing ICT for health information to developing and indigenous language contexts.

How inclusive are NLP technologies for African minority langages ? A case study of Ewondo-French pair development in Apertium (Emilie Eliette Caroline Ngo Tjomb Assembe, Emmanuel Ngue Um):
•NLP need data which do not exist for minority languages. A Rule-Based Machine Translation system may help to develop parallel corpora in a first step. The Ewondo-French translation pair in Apertium required a conversion tool between two competing orthographies. The study highlights the need of dialogue between NLP consorsia and minority languages community.

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Eddie Avila

Joined Global Voices in 2005 as a volunteer author writing about Bolivia. From 2007-2010, I was the Latin America and Spanish Language Editors at Global Voices, and now currently lead the Rising Voices initiative. Follow me on Twitter (@barrioflores... Read More →
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Subhashish Panigrahi

Co-founder and Director, O Foundation
Non-fiction filmmaker, community-based researcher, and civil society leader, interested in media, tech and society. Director of documentaries Gyani Maiya, MarginalizedAadhaar and The Volunteer Archivists. Law for All director at Ashoka and formerly at Wikimedia, Centre for Internet... Read More →
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Vasiliki Vita

PhD in Linguistics, SOAS University of London
Vasiliki Vita is an Onassis Scholar and postgraduate researcher in Linguistics at SOAS, University of London. Her PhD project focuses on "Testing ESL methods for Ramari Dongosaro: a documentation project with maintenance in mind". She currently also works as a Research Assistant with... Read More →
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Florian Matter

PhD student, University of Berninterested in descriptive linguistics, language documentation, and digital linguisticscheck out florianmatter.gitlab.io/gramr

Emilie Eliette-Caroline NGO TJOMB ASSEMBE

student, University of Yaoundé 1
I am looking a customized Machine system customized to deal with tones in voyelle and in consonnant syllabic nasal. I am alson looking for and bantou language- European language translation pair to facilitate not only translation, but also, machine learning. 

Sunday March 7, 2021 10:45am - 11:45am HST
Room 2