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Online Dictionary and Ontology Building for Austronesian Languages in Taiwan
Title:
Online Dictionary and Ontology Building for Austronesian Languages in Taiwan
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Rau, D. Victoria, Meng-Chien Yang, Hui-Huan Ann Chang, and Maa-Neu Dong. 2009. Online Dictionary and Ontology Building for Austronesian Languages in Taiwan. Language Documentation & Conservation 3(2):192-212.
1934-5275
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Online:
Yes
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Contributor:
Rau, D. Victoria (author)
Yang, Meng-Chien (author)
Chang, Hui-Huan Ann (author)
Dong, Maa-Neu (author)
Date:
2009
Publisher:
University of Hawai'i Press
Description:
This paper provides a model of language documentation and conservation in Taiwan to illustrate how online dictionaries have been produced by a collaborative team, and how technology has been used in the process to create a formalized model of existing indigenous knowledge. Our interactions with the Yami community over the past decade have led us to believe that a cooperation framework involving three groups of experts provides necessary “scaffolding” before an “egalitarian” wiki style of online dictionary or ontology building can be attempted. In addition, ontology building requires triangulation of various sources of human interpretations. It is not possible to build an ontology only based on sophisticated machine reasoning. We hope this model of collaboration can serve as a feasible model for other projects in language revitalization and capacity building in the future.
National Foreign Language Resource Center
Content language:
English
DCMI type:
Text
Other format:
21 pages
Other rights:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Other subject:
online dictionary
ontology
Austronesian
Taiwan
Other type:
Article
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Archive: Language Documentation and Conservation
Online: Yes
DCMI type: Text
Content language: English
Date: 2000 - 2009
Date: 2000 and later
Contributor: Chang, Hui-Huan Ann
Contributor: Dong, Maa-Neu
Contributor: Rau, D. Victoria
Contributor: Yang, Meng-Chien
Publisher: University of Hawai'i Press
Title: Online Dictionary and Ontology Building for Austronesian Languages in Taiwan
Other format: 21 pages
Other rights: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License
Other subject: Austronesian
Other subject: Taiwan
Other subject: online dictionary
Other subject: ontology
Other type: Article