Friday, January 30, 2015
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Jolla Tablet Returns to Indiegogo With A 64GB Version
BT Sees Ultrafast Broadband Not Coming Earlier Than 2025
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
HDDs Shipments Increased In 2014
FCC To Fine AT&T For Unathorized Operation Of Wireless Stations
Google Reports Increased Profit
Facebook Introduces Place Tips in News Feed
AMD Cuts Prices Of Radeon Graphics Card To Cash On GTX 970 Memory Furor
Active Discussions
Writing Audio files on DVDs ?
Need major help with Gigabeat
New match-3 puzzle game launch now!
Rimage 2000i
Sound card for my Laptop
hello
full screen wide screen
Hi
 Home > News > General Computing > Google ...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, June 21, 2012
Google To Support Language Preservation With New Project


Google today introduced the Endangered Languages Project, a website for people to find and share the most up-to-date and comprehensive information about endangered languages.

Endangered languages, such as the Miami-Illinois language once spoken by Native American communities, are considered by some to be extinct. Google says it is trying to document the 3,000+ languages that are on the verge of extinction (about half of all languages in the world), in an effort to "preserve cultural diversity, honoring the knowledge of our elders and empowering our youth."

Technology can strengthen these efforts by helping people create high-quality recordings of their elders (often the last speakers of a language), connecting diaspora communities through social media and facilitating language learning.

The Endangered Languages Project, backed by a new coalition, the Alliance for Linguistic Diversity, gives those interested in preserving languages a place to store and access research, share advice and build collaborations. People can share their knowledge and research directly through the site and help keep the content up-to-date. Google says a group of collaborators have already begun to contribute content ranging from 18th-century manuscripts to modern teaching tools like video and audio language samples and knowledge-sharing articles. Members of the Advisory Committee have also provided guidance, helping shape the site and ensure that it addresses the interests and needs of language communities.

In a few months, Google will officially be handing over the reins to the First Peoples' Cultural Council (FPCC) and The Institute for Language Information and Technology (The LINGUIST List) at Eastern Michigan University. FPCC will take on the role of Advisory Committee Chair, leading outreach and strategy for the project. The LINGUIST List will become the Technical Lead. Both organizations will work in coordination with the Advisory Committee.

As part of this project, research about the world's most threatened languages is being shared by the Catalogue of Endangered Languages (ELCat), led by teams at the University of Hawaii at Manoa and Eastern Michigan University, with funding provided by the National Science Foundation.

Building upon other efforts to preserve and promote culture online, Google.org has seeded this project's development. Google's organization is inviting interested organizations to join the effort.


Previous
Next
Overheating Issue Reported For Samsung Galaxy S3        All News        RIM Says First Blackberry 10 Device Won't Have Keyboard
Twitter Blames Bug For Service Outage     General Computing News      European Parliament Should Say No to ACTA, Says International Trade Committee

Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
Google To Change Privacy Policy After UK's Watchdog Investigation
Google Reports Increased Profit
Google Expands Its Fiber Internet Network
Google to Sell Wireless Services: report
Google Spending On Lobbying Topped 15 Tech And Communications Companies
Google To Bid For The Department of Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization Program
Google Stops Selling Glass
Apple, Google To End Lawsuit Over Poaching
Google Translate app Updated
Google To Offer Real-time Translation Too
Yahoo Almost Reaches Bing In US Search Share
Google Introduces Cast for Audio

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2015 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .