Paper: Creating Lexical Resources for Endangered Languages

ACL ID W14-2207
Title Creating Lexical Resources for Endangered Languages
Venue Workshop on the Use of Computational Methods in the Study of Endangered Languages
Session
Year 2014
Authors

This paper examines approaches to gener- ate lexical resources for endangered lan- guages. Our algorithms construct bilin- gual dictionaries and multilingual the- sauruses using public Wordnets and a ma- chine translator (MT). Since our work re- lies on only one bilingual dictionary be- tween an endangered language and an ?in- termediate helper? language, it is applica- ble to languages that lack many existing resources.