Title

Building online corpora of Philippine languages

College

Br. Andrew Gonzalez FSC College of Education

Department/Unit

Dept of English and Applied Linguistics

Document Type

Article

Source Title

PACLIC 23 - Proceedings of the 23rd Pacific Asia Conference on Language, Information and Computation

Volume

2

First Page

646

Last Page

653

Publication Date

12-1-2009

Abstract

This paper aims at describing the building of the online corpora on Philippine languages as part of the online repository system called Palito. There are five components of the corpora: the top four major Philippine languages which are Tagalog, Cebuano, Ilocano and Hiligaynon and the Filipino Sign Language (FSL). The four languages are composed of 250,000-word written texts each, whereas the FSL is composed of seven thousand signs in video format. Categories of the written texts include creative writing (such as novels and stories) and religious texts (such as the Bible). Automated tools are provided for language analysis such as word count, collocates, and others. This is part of a bigger corpora building project for Philippine languages that would consider text, speech and video forms, and the corresponding development of automated tools for language analysis of these various forms. © 2009 by Shirley N. Dita, Rachel Edita O. Roxas, and Paul Inventado.

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Disciplines

Computer Sciences | Language and Literacy Education | South and Southeast Asian Languages and Societies

Keywords

Corpora (Linguistics); Philippine languages

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