Language technology into high schools for revitalization of endangered languages

Luis Camacho, Rodolfo Zevallos

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Language technology is the missing piece of the puzzle that will bring us closer to a complete revitalization of endangered languages. Almost every digital product uses and is dependent on language; language technology is not anymore an option but the key enabler and solution to boosting future growth. Technical issues are hard but the lesser problems on the building of the corpus of endangered languages, centuries of oppression managed to dent the pride and sense of belonging which is reflected in a lack of awareness of the loss of the own language. In order to reach a revitalization based on language technology, powered by artificial intelligence, to be successful, it is necessary to show a value proposition from the very beginning, from the creation of the corpus. In that direction, we propose the inclusion of the fundamentals of linguistics into high schools with the twofold goal of building corpus from the grassroots and providing highly valued skills to teenagers.
Original languageSpanish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 2020 IEEE 27th International Conference on Electronics, Electrical Engineering and Computing, INTERCON 2020
StatePublished - 1 Sep 2020
Externally publishedYes

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