Paper: Panel: Computational Linguistics Research On Philippine Languages

ACL ID P00-1074
Title Panel: Computational Linguistics Research On Philippine Languages
Venue Annual Meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics
Session Main Conference
Year 2000

This is a paper that describes computational linguistic activities on Philippines languages. The Philippines is an archipelago with vast numbers of islands and numerous languages. The tasks of understanding, representing and implementing these languages require enormous work. An extensive amount of work has been done on understanding at least some of the major Philippine languages, but little has been done on the computational aspect. Majority of the latter has been on the purpose of machine translation. 1 Philippine Languages Within the 7,200 islands of the Philippine archipelago, there are about one hundred and one (101) languages that are spoken. This is according to the nationwide 1995 census conducted by the National Statistics Office of the Philippine Government (NSO, 1997). The lang...