Nick Pendar Develops Web-Based Database Application for Language Documentation
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Nick Pendar has developed a web-based database application for language documentation. The application, named WebLinDa for Web-based Linguistic Database, can be used both as a pedagogical tool in teaching linguistic fieldwork, and as a database for linguistic research and language documentation. Some of the features of WebLinDa include easy data transcription in IPA, automatic lexicon development, complex pattern-based searches, and team-based language archiving with multiple users, supervisers and consultants. WebLinDa, which is free to use for research and education.
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In collaboration with Serge Sharoff of Leeds University, UK, Nick Pendar of Iowa State University is developing a set of freely available linguistic resources for Persian. They reported the results of some their preliminary work at the Second Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-Based Languages at Stanford University last summer.
Pendar, Nick and Serge Sharoff (2007) "Supervised Lexical Acquisition for Persian from a Web Corpus" In The Proceedings of the Second Workshop on Computational Approaches to Arabic Script-based Languages: 106-113. Stanford University.