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Revitalising ethnic languages in Borneo with language based technology

28.03.2008
Language is a tool for expressing knowledge and knowledge is the essence of intelligence. Researchers from UNIMAS is involved in the R&D of language based technology, with one of the applications being the revitalisation of ethnic languages in Sarawak (Borneo).

Language Technology Productisation

Researchers: Alvin W. Yeo, Narayanan Kulathuramaiyer, Suhaila Saee, Chiew Kang Leng, Sharin Hazlin, Nurfauza Jali, Fatihah Ramli, Sy. Fazlin Syed Fadzir, Edwin Mit, Sarah Flora Juan

Faculty of Information Technology

Language is a tool for expressing knowledge and knowledge is the essence of intelligence. The Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology (UNIMAS) in collaboration with MIMOS, has embarked on a Language Technology Productisation initiatives for the foreseeable commercialisation of language-based technology.

In particular, the Faculty is involved in the research and development of tools useful for knowledge discovery through text extraction and analysis, e-Dictionaries, Computer Aided Translation, and Machine Translation.

Springing from the collaboration, the Faculty has established the Sarawak Language Technology (SaLT) research group which attempts to revitalise and maintain Sarawak ethnic languages through the application of corpora (collection of writings or recorded remarks) in the computational analysis of Sarawak languages.

Collaborators of SaLT include the Centre of Language Studies, Faculty of Cognitive Science and Human Development and Faculty of Social Science (UNIMAS), and School of Computer Science (Universiti Sains Malaysia).

For more information, please contact

Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
c/o Prof Murtedza Mohamed
94300 Kota Samarahan
Sarawak, Malaysia
Telephone: +6082672408
Facsimile: +6082671975
Email: ted@cans.unimas.my

Prof Murtedza Mohamed | ResearchSEA
Further information:
http://www.unimas.my

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