BME HLT | digital language vitality

digital language vitality

2013 -

Most of the world's languages are digitally still, showing no signs of entering the digital realm. Out of approximately 7,000 languages only about 200 are vital, and perhaps another 200 are borderline (can eventually ascend to the digital realm as an actual means of communication). This project aims at automatic assessment of digital language vitality, with he goal of guiding resources to (re)vitalization where there is hope and heritage conservation where prospects are more restricted. Our method for classification is described in Kornai (2013). The Indian Subcontinent and Uralic languages are discussed in separate publications. Our work is supported by SIL International.

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