LINGUIST List 11.1625

Wed Jul 26 2000

FYI: Strategic Partnership: MIT2 and TAAI

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  1. MIT2USA, Strategic Partnership: MIT2 and TAAI

Message 1: Strategic Partnership: MIT2 and TAAI

Date: Tue, 25 Jul 2000 07:52:43 EDT
From: MIT2USA <>
Subject: Strategic Partnership: MIT2 and TAAI

Strategic Partnership between MIT2 and TAAI 

A strategic alliance has just been announced between 
Mason Integrated Technologies Ltd (MIT2) and the 
Transnational Arctic and Antarctic Institute (TAAI). 

MIT2, founded by Marilyn Mason in 1996, is a software 
development and service provider specialized in language 
processing solutions for several minority and less-prevalent 
languages. Although initially focused on Creole languages, 
MIT2 has been extending its efforts to meet the needs of other 
cultural and language groups. 

TAAI, founded by Peter Wilkniss in 1997, has been undertaking 
the Computer-assisted Translation of Alaska Native Languages 
(CATANAL) project as a means of preserving and improving 
communication between the various native languages of Alaska 
and between these languages and English. 

Jeffrey Allen, who has held advisory roles with both MIT2 and 
TAAI since 1998, states that "many people talk about wanting 
to implement language technologies into contexts for neglected 
languages. MIT2 and TAAI are two of the only organizations in 
the world that have taken this beyond an idea on paper. They 
have both heavily invested time, money and resources into 
creating networks of technically competent and culturally 
sensitive teams to make their efforts beneficial for the 
intended users." 

The cooperative effort between MIT2 and TAAI will allow both 
organizations to combine their efforts for reaching even wider 
communities and populations with their products and services. 

For more information, please contact: 

Mason Integrated Technologies Ltd (MIT2) 
P.O. Box 181015, Boston, MA 02118 USA 
Tel: (+1) 617 247-8885, Fax: (+1) 617 262-8923 

Transnational Arctic and Antarctic Institute (TAAI) 
1305 West Seventh Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501 USA 
Tel: (+1) 907 278-2085; Fax: (+1) 907 278-2035 fax 

Mason Integrated Technologies Ltd (MIT2)
P.O. Box 181015
Boston, MA 02118 USA
(617) 247-8885 (office & answering machine)
(617) 262-8923 (FAX) (e-mail)
Mason Integrated Technologies Ltd Home Page:
Introducing CreoleScan and CreoleConvert:
Meet the Creator of CreoleScan and CreoleConvert:
Strategic Partnership with Creole Translation Firm:
Strategic Partnership with Haiti Online:
Jeff Allen New MIT2 CEO:

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