Online Dictionary and Ontology Building for Austronesian Languages in Taiwan

dc.contributor.author Rau, D. Victoria en_US
dc.contributor.author Yang, Meng-Chien en_US
dc.contributor.author Chang, Hui-Huan Ann en_US
dc.contributor.author Dong, Maa-Neu en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-12-24T14:24:00Z
dc.date.available 2009-12-24T14:24:00Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.description.abstract This paper provides a model of language documentation and conservation in Taiwan to illustrate how online dictionaries have been produced by a collaborative team, and how technology has been used in the process to create a formalized model of existing indigenous knowledge. Our interactions with the Yami community over the past decade have led us to believe that a cooperation framework involving three groups of experts provides necessary “scaffolding” before an “egalitarian” wiki style of online dictionary or ontology building can be attempted. In addition, ontology building requires triangulation of various sources of human interpretations. It is not possible to build an ontology only based on sophisticated machine reasoning. We hope this model of collaboration can serve as a feasible model for other projects in language revitalization and capacity building in the future. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship National Foreign Language Resource Center en_US
dc.format.extent 21 pages en_US
dc.identifier.citation Rau, D. Victoria, Meng-Chien Yang, Hui-Huan Ann Chang, and Maa-Neu Dong. 2009. Online Dictionary and Ontology Building for Austronesian Languages in Taiwan. Language Documentation & Conservation 3(2):192-212. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1934-5275 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/4439
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher University of Hawai'i Press en_US
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives License en_US
dc.subject online dictionary en_US
dc.subject ontology en_US
dc.subject Austronesian en_US
dc.subject Taiwan en_US
dc.title Online Dictionary and Ontology Building for Austronesian Languages in Taiwan en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
prism.endingpage 212 en_US
prism.number 2 en_US
prism.publicationname Language Documentation & Conservation en_US
prism.startingpage 192 en_US
prism.volume 3 en_US
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