Ute Dieckmann


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Investigating Multilinguality in the Plenary Sessions of the Parliament of Finland with Automatic Language Identification
Tommi Jauhiainen | Jussi Piitulainen | Erik Axelson | Ute Dieckmann | Mietta Lennes | Jyrki Niemi | Jack Rueter | Krister Lindén
Proceedings of the IV Workshop on Creating, Analysing, and Increasing Accessibility of Parliamentary Corpora (ParlaCLARIN) @ LREC-COLING 2024

In this paper, we use automatic language identification to investigate the usage of different languages in the plenary sessions of the Parliament of Finland. Finland has two national languages, Finnish and Swedish. The plenary sessions are published as transcriptions of speeches in Parliament, reflecting the language the speaker used. In addition to charting out language use, we demonstrate how language identification can be used to audit the quality of the dataset. On the one hand, we made slight improvements to our language identifier; on the other hand, we made a list of improvement suggestions for the next version of the dataset.