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Speeding up corpus development for linguistic research: language documentation and acquisition in Romansh Tuatschin

Type of publication Peer-reviewed
Publikationsform Original article (peer-reviewed)
Author Walther Géraldine, Sagot Benoît,
Project The morphosyntax of agreement in Tuatschin: acquisition and contact
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Original article (peer-reviewed)

Journal Proceedings of the ACL LaTeCH-CLfL 2017 SigHum Workshop
Volume (Issue) 2017
Page(s) 89 - 94
Title of proceedings Proceedings of the ACL LaTeCH-CLfL 2017 SigHum Workshop
DOI 10.18653/v1/w17-22

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Type of Open Access Publisher (Gold Open Access)


In this paper, we present ongoing work for developing language resources and basic NLP tools for an undocumented variety of Romansh, in the context of a language documentation and language acquisition project. Our tools are designed toimprove the speed and reliability of corpus annotations for noisy data involvinglarge amounts of code-switching, occurrences of child speech and orthographic noise. Being able to increase the efficiency of language resource development for language documentation and acquisition research also constitutes a step towards solving the data sparsity issues with which researchers have been struggling.