Paper: Aikuma: A Mobile App for Collaborative Language Documentation

ACL ID W14-2201
Title Aikuma: A Mobile App for Collaborative Language Documentation
Venue Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages
Session
Year 2014
Authors

Proliferating smartphones and mobile software offer linguists a scalable, net- worked recording device. This paper de- scribes Aikuma, a mobile app that is de- signed to put the key language documen- tation tasks of recording, respeaking, and translating in the hands of a speech com- munity. After motivating the approach we describe the system and briefly report on its use in field tests.