Submissions/Developping a language for the Internet
This is an open submission for Wikimania 2011.
- Review no.
- Title of the submission
Developping a language for the Internet
- Type of submission (workshop, tutorial, panel, presentation)
- Author of the submission
GerardM 20:05, 31 January 2011 (UTC)
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- Country of origin
- Affiliation, if any (organization, company etc.)
- Personal homepage or blog
- Abstract (please use no less than 300 words to describe your proposal)
When a script is described in Unicode, it can be used for the languages that use the script. I want to tell about what it takes to bring the Batak script to a state where Google will return content for that script. As many of the sources of Batak literature can be found in European museums, I want to show how Europeana can be one source for building a corpus of initially scanned text and ultimately transcribed text for the language.
I am preparing a project around and I hope to blog in cooperation with GLAMs and the Dutch chapter about bringing Batak content to Wikimedia projects.. I hope that the presentation at Wikimania will be the culmination of activities around this. If I cannot pull this off, it will be a more theoretical presentation.
- Track (People and Community/Knowledge and Collaboration/Infrastructure)
Collaboration/Infrastructure is the obvious one
- Will you attend Wikimania if your submission is not accepted?
I will attend Wikimania if I have the money to attend.. this is most likely to come from a scholarship
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