Ugandan Languages: Vitality, Resources and Capacity Building
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We celebrate 2019 as the International Year of Indigenous Language
To honor the Indigenous languages of Uganda we organize a community week with events, lectures and workshops
18 – 22 November 2019
Opening Day (I)
Welcoming address: by the hosts at Makerere University
Two Key note speakers
Ugandan Language Fair The week is dedicated to Ugandan languages. It starts with a plenary session which hosts a poster session and small events inviting communities and individuals to present their work. We invite posters and stands presenting activities : Literary [Logo here]
creation of language resources Mediadi's company, we
preservation of oral tradition culture and language
language technologies our spell checker
Workshopes and theme talks
Laurent Besacier Speech technologies for low resource languages: an introduction
(hands-on tutorial on an ASR open source software)
Theme 2 Laurent Besacier
- Computational language documentation: an introduction
Theme 3 Dorothee Beermann
Corpus building for less-resourced language. Dorothee Beermann
The use of linguistic services and online databases in the creation of African language resources.
Panel discussion: How do we strengthen Uganda’s local languages?
Panel discussion with community members initiative representatives , companies and developers