Language Observatory

2008-09-03

Rosetta Project

Rosetta stone found in 1799 during the Napoleon's campaign in Egypt is the keystone to decipher Ancient Egyptian scripts. It was dated 196 B.C. and three kinds of glyphs, Greek, Demotic and Hieroglyphic, of a single passage were curved on the stone. Comparative translation of them assisted in understanding the writing system and structure of the Egyptian scripts. Now Rosetta stone is used as idiomatic words for a process of decryption or translation of a difficult problem.

Now we have another Rosetta stone, named Rosetta Project, to archive all the human languages spoken on the earth and build a publicly accessible digital library of human languages. Now it serves nearly 100,000 pages of material documenting over 2,500 languages. Its main concern is the drastic and accelerated loss of the world's languages. It is just one of our LOP's main concern.

 You can refer and search resources of this project from the URI below.

 http://www.rosettaproject.org/

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2005-09-01

LINKS

UniLang
UniLang is an on-line Language Community, uniting language lovers from all corners and cultures of the world on our website. We offer a huge amount of on-line language resources, made by our members and freely offered to all of our members and visitors. In addition, we provide the means of communication, in whatever language, between those who share the same passion for language, linguistics, translation, or any aspect thereof. Together we can learn and teach a vast amount of languages!


Multilingual Computing Resources
Links to various information sources regarding languages, fonts, statistics, etc. Our former resource page developed under the SEARCC/SRIG-MLC project.


ALRN
Official site of Asian Language Resource Network.


Project Gutenberg - Free eBooks


ISO/TC37/SC4 Language Resources Management
Under TC37/SC4, following WGs are working on the development of Standard Registries of Data Categories (DCs) to describe Language Resources


--WG1: Basic descriptors and mechanisms for language resources
--WG2: Representation schemes
----Multimodal meaning representation scheme
--WG3: Multilingual text representation
--WG4: Lexical resources/database
--WG5: Workflow of LR management


Also there are several Ad Hoc TDGs (Thematic Domain Groups) organized under ISO/TC37/SC4. As of January 2006, these are;

--TDG1: Metadata (Peter Wittenburg)
--TDG2: Morphosyntax (Gil Francopoulo)
--TDG3: Semantic Content Representation (Koiti Hasida)
----Discourse relations (Koiti Hasida)
----Dialogue acts (Harry Bunt)
----Referential structures and links (Laurent Romary)
----Logico-semantic relations (Scott Farrar)
----Temporal entities and relations (Kiyong Lee)
----Semantic roles and argument structure (Thierry Declerck)


01:53:00 - Mikami - mySQL error with query SELECT COUNT(*) FROM nucleus_comment as c WHERE c.citem=459: Table './nucleus/nucleus_comment' is marked as crashed and last (automatic?) repair failed

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