LINGUIST List 17.61|
Wed Jan 11 2006
Qs: Homonymy in Morphology; Lang Technology Workflows
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Homonymy in Morphology
Developing Workflows for Language Technology
Message 1: Homonymy in Morphology
From: Wayles Browne <ewb2cornell.edu>
Subject: Homonymy in Morphology
Prof. Midhat Ridjanovic (Univ. of Sarajevo, Bosnia) is writing about the
homonymy of grammatical signals, and seeks references to articles and books
in which other linguists have discussed the same topic. Examples of
homonymy: English -(e)s is for plural on nouns, for possessive on phrases,
for 3rd person singular on verbs; there is no obvious connection between
these various uses. Latin -o: is 1st person sing. on verbs, dat/abl sing.
in second-declension nouns, nom. sing. in some third-declension nouns;
again there is no obvious connection.
His address: jasminarbih.net.ba ; I am mentioning to him that he should
summarize the replies that he gets.
(sent in by Wayles Browne, Cornell)
Message 2: Developing Workflows for Language Technology
From: Andrea Berez <andrealinguistlist.org>
Subject: Developing Workflows for Language Technology
Hello LINGUIST readers,
I am working on a project to train members of an endangered language
speaker community in making digital language teaching products. As such, we
are not trying to turn these people into computer programmers; rather, we
are trying to develop a workflow by which they can quickly and easily turn
existing non-digital language documentation into useful products.
I am looking for references on developing technology workflows;
specifically I am looking for writings about methodology for developing an
efficient flow. Helpful references will discuss topics like:
-removing as many possibilities for error from the flow
-producing high-quality results with little training and time committment
-using technology that is cheap/free
The references don't have to be only linguistic in nature; anything from CS
will do as well.
Thanks in advance for the help. I'll post a summary.
Wayne State University, Detroit
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