Ronald Sprouse


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Tagging Ingush - Language Technology For Low-Resource Languages Using Resources From Linguistic Field Work
Jörg Tiedemann | Johanna Nichols | Ronald Sprouse
Proceedings of the Workshop on Language Technology Resources and Tools for Digital Humanities (LT4DH)

This paper presents on-going work on creating NLP tools for under-resourced languages from very sparse training data coming from linguistic field work. In this work, we focus on Ingush, a Nakh-Daghestanian language spoken by about 300,000 people in the Russian republics Ingushetia and Chechnya. We present work on morphosyntactic taggers trained on transcribed and linguistically analyzed recordings and dependency parsers using English glosses to project annotation for creating synthetic treebanks. Our preliminary results are promising, supporting the goal of bootstrapping efficient NLP tools with limited or no task-specific annotated data resources available.


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Turkish Electronic Living Lexicon (TELL): A Lexical Database
Sharon Inkelas | Aylin Küntay | C. Orhan Orgun | Ronald Sprouse
Proceedings of the Second International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC’00)