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Linguistic Resources Enhanced with Geospatial Information


Littauer, Richard; Villazon-Terrazas, Boris; Moran, Steven (2013). Linguistic Resources Enhanced with Geospatial Information. In: Proceedings of the 2nd Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics: Representing and linking lexicons, terminologies and other language data, Pisa, Italy, 23 September 2013 - 23 September 2013, 53-58.

Abstract

In this short report on language data and RDF tools, we describe the transformation process that we undertook to convert spreadsheet data about a group of endangered languages and where they are spoken in West Africa into an RDF triple store. We use RDF tools to organize and visualize these data on a world map, accessible through a web browser. The functionality we develop allows researchers to see where these languages are spoken and to query the language data. This type of development not only showcases the power of RDF, but it provides a powerful tool for linguists trying the solve the mysteries of the genealogical relatedness of the Dogon languages.

In this short report on language data and RDF tools, we describe the transformation process that we undertook to convert spreadsheet data about a group of endangered languages and where they are spoken in West Africa into an RDF triple store. We use RDF tools to organize and visualize these data on a world map, accessible through a web browser. The functionality we develop allows researchers to see where these languages are spoken and to query the language data. This type of development not only showcases the power of RDF, but it provides a powerful tool for linguists trying the solve the mysteries of the genealogical relatedness of the Dogon languages.

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Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper), refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Department of Comparative Linguistics
Dewey Decimal Classification:490 Other languages
890 Other literatures
410 Linguistics
Language:English
Event End Date:23 September 2013
Deposited On:15 Jan 2015 15:05
Last Modified:05 Apr 2016 17:08
Publisher:Association for Computational Linguistics
Free access at:Official URL. An embargo period may apply.
Official URL:http://www.aclweb.org/anthology/W13-5508.pdf
Permanent URL: https://doi.org/10.5167/uzh-84668

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