Sixth International Conference on Spoken Language Processing
(ICSLP 2000)

Beijing, China
October 16-20, 2000

The Development of Spoken Language Resources in Oceania

J. Bruce Millar

Computer Sciences Laboratory, Institute of Advanced Studies, Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, Australia

This paper examines the issues that surround the task of creating spoken language resources in the region of Oceania. The geographical extent and fragmented landmass, the linguistic complexity and the economic diversity are presented as highly significant influential features. The parallel interests of linguistic analysts and language technologists are acknowledged and the scope for synergistic collaboration is promoted. Current initiatives are described, prospective initiatives are discussed, and some potentially helpful enabling areas of study are proposed. The benefits of such development to the region is seen in scientific, economic and cultural terms.

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Bibliographic reference.  Millar, J. Bruce (2000): "The development of spoken language resources in oceania", In ICSLP-2000, vol.4, 37-40.