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Semi-automatically create bilingual dictionaries among various Indonesian Ethnic Languages

Language Similarity Clustering

Lexicostatistic and language similarity clusters are useful for computational linguistic researches that depends on language similarity or cognate recognition. Nevertheless, there are no published lexicostatistic/language similarity cluster of Indonesian ethnic languages available. We formulate an approach of creating language similarity clusters by utilizing ASJP database to generate the language similarity matrix, then generate the hierarchical…
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Bilingual Dictionary Induction

The lack or absence of parallel and comparable corpora makes bilingual lexicon extraction a difficult task for low-resource languages. The pivot language and cognate recognition approaches have been proven useful for inducing bilingual lexicons for such languages. We propose constraint-based bilingual lexicon induction for closely-related languages by extending constraints from the recent pivot-based induction technique…
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MDP Plan Optimizer

Creating bilingual dictionary is the first crucial step in enriching low-resource languages. Especially for the closely-related ones, it has been shown that the constraint-based approach is useful for inducing bilingual lexicons from two bilingual dictionaries via the pivot language. However, if there are no available machine readable dictionaries as input, we need to consider manual…
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Online Collaborative Dictionary Generation

The constraint-based approach has been proven useful for inducing bilingual dictionary for closely-related low-resource languages. When we want to create multiple bilingual dictionaries linking several languages, we need to consider manual creation by a native speaker if there are no available machine-readable dictionaries are available as input. To overcome the difficulty in planning the creation…
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