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Constructing corpora of South Asian languages.

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Publication date2003
<mark>Original language</mark>English
EventCorpus Linguistics 2003 - Lancaster

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ConferenceCorpus Linguistics 2003
CityLancaster
Period1/03/03 → …

Abstract

The EMILLE Project (Enabling Minority Language Engineering) was established to construct a 67 million word corpus of South Asian languages. In addition, the project has had to address a number of issues related to establishing a language engineering (LE) environment for South Asian language processing, such as translating 8-bit language data into Unicode and producing a number of basic LE tools. This paper will focus on the corpus construction undertaken on the project and will outline the rationale behind data collection. In doing so a number of issues for South Asian corpus building will be highlighted.