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Title:
Many a Little Makes a Mickle - Infrastructure Component Reuse for a Massively Multilingual Linguistic Study
Author:
Lars Borin: University of Gothenburg, Sweden Shafqat Mumtaz Virk: University of Gothenburg, Sweden Anju Saxena: Uppsala University, Sweden
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2018
Conference:
Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2017, Budapest, 18–20 September 2017
Issue:
147
Article no.:
008
Pages:
86-101
No. of pages:
16
Publication type:
Abstract and Fulltext
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2018-05-16
ISBN:
978-91-7685-273-6
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Linköping Electronic Conference Proceedings
ISSN (print):
1650-3686
ISSN (online):
1650-3740
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Linköping University Electronic Press, Linköpings universitet


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We present ongoing work aiming at turning the linguistic material available in Grierson’s classical Linguistic Survey of India (LSI) into a digital language resource, a database suitable for a broad array of linguistic investigations of the languages of South Asia and studies relating to language typology and contact linguistics. The project has two concrete main aims: (1) to conduct a linguistic investigation of the claim that South Asia constitutes a linguistic area; (2) to develop state-of-the-art language technology for automatically extracting the relevant information from the text of the LSI. In this presentation we focus on how, in the first part of the project, a number of existing research infrastructure components provided by Swe-Clarin, the Swedish CLARIN consortium, have been ‘recycled’ in order to allow the linguists involved in the project to quickly orient themselves in the vast LSI material, and to be able to provide input to the language tech- nologists designing the tools for information extraction from the descriptive grammars.

Keywords: corpus infrastructure lexicon infrastructure Swe-Clarin large-scale comparative linguistics linguistic database language typology areal linguistics genetic linguistics South Asian languages

Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2017, Budapest, 18–20 September 2017

Author:
Lars Borin, Shafqat Mumtaz Virk, Anju Saxena
Title:
Many a Little Makes a Mickle - Infrastructure Component Reuse for a Massively Multilingual Linguistic Study
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Selected papers from the CLARIN Annual Conference 2017, Budapest, 18–20 September 2017

Author:
Lars Borin, Shafqat Mumtaz Virk, Anju Saxena
Title:
Many a Little Makes a Mickle - Infrastructure Component Reuse for a Massively Multilingual Linguistic Study
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