Understanding Indonesian: developing a machine-usable grammar, dictionary and corpus [ 2008 - 2010 ]

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Researchers Dr JH Simpson; Dr I Arka; Dr AD Andrews; Dr ME Dalrymple

Brief description Australia's relationship with Indonesia is of great significance. The need for good relationships founded on appreciation of the range of societies and views in modern Indonesia is widely acknowledged. A better knowledge of the languages is essential for this, and so are fast, efficient information gathering systems for processing multilingual sources (including Indonesian text), that can analyse large volumes of text. The skills to build such systems exist internationally. Through collaboration with established international teams, we plan to transfer cutting-edge skills in the development of machine-useable grammars to Australian researchers, and to create the language resources essential for understanding Indonesian.

Funding Amount $269,000

Funding Scheme Discovery Projects

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