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11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07)
Visualizing endangered indigenous languages of French Polynesia with LEXUS
Zurich, Switzerland
July 04-July 06
ISBN: 0-7695-2900-3
Gaby Cablitz, Seminar fur Allgemeine und Vergleichende Sprachwissenschaft der CAU, Kiel, Germany
Jacquelijn Ringersma, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
Marc Kemps-Snijders, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
This paper reports on the first results of the DOBES project ?Towards a multimedia dictionary of the Marquesan and Tuamotuan languages of French Polynesia?. Within the framework of this project we are building a digital multimedia encyclopedic lexicon of the endangered Marquesan and Tuamotuan languages using a new tool, LEXUS. LEXUS is a web-based lexicon tool, targeted at linguists involved in language documentation. LEXUS offers the possibility to visualize language. It provides functionalities to include audio, video and still images to the lexical entries of the dictionary, as well as relational linking for the creation of a semantic network knowledge base. Further activities aim at the development of (1) an improved user interface in close cooperation with the speech community and (2) a collaborative workspace functionality which will allow the speech community to actively participate in the creation of lexica.
Index Terms:
Language documentation, multimedia lexicon, endangered languages
Citation:
Gaby Cablitz, Jacquelijn Ringersma, Marc Kemps-Snijders, "Visualizing endangered indigenous languages of French Polynesia with LEXUS," iv, pp.409-414, 11th International Conference Information Visualization (IV '07), 2007
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