Paper: LingSync & the Online Linguistic Database: New Models for the Collection and Management of Data for Language Communities, Linguists and Language Learners

ACL ID W14-2204
Title LingSync & the Online Linguistic Database: New Models for the Collection and Management of Data for Language Communities, Linguists and Language Learners
Venue Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages
Session
Year 2014
Authors

LingSync and the Online Linguistic Database (OLD) are new models for the collection and management of data in endangered language settings. The Ling- Sync and OLD projects seek to close a feedback loop between field linguists, lan- guage communities, software developers, and computational linguists by creating web services and user interfaces (UIs) which facilitate collaborative and inclu- sive language documentation. This paper presents the architectures of these tools and the resources generated thus far. We also briefly discuss some of the features of the systems which are particularly help- ful to endangered languages fieldwork and which should also be of interest to compu- tational linguists, these being a service that automates the identification of utterances within audio/video, ano...