8th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association

Antwerp, Belgium
August 27-31, 2007

Creating Multimedia Dictionaries of Endangered Languages Using LEXUS

Jacquelijn Ringersma, Marc Kemps-Snijders

Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, The Netherlands

This paper reports on the development of a flexible web based lexicon tool, LEXUS. LEXUS is targeted at linguists involved in language documentation (of endangered languages). It allows the creation of lexica within the structure of the proposed ISO LMF standard and uses the proposed concept naming conventions from the ISO data categories, thus enabling interoperability, search and merging. LEXUS also offers the possibility to visualize language, since it provides functionalities to include audio, video and still images to the lexicon. With LEXUS it is possible to create semantic network knowledge bases, using typed relations. The LEXUS tool is free for use.

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Bibliographic reference.  Ringersma, Jacquelijn / Kemps-Snijders, Marc (2007): "Creating multimedia dictionaries of endangered languages using LEXUS", In INTERSPEECH-2007, 1529-1532.