On Fri, 2006-08-25 at 17:12 +0200, Christian Boitet wrote: > Hi, 25/8/06 > > At 20:53 +0100 24/08/06, Francis Tyers wrote: > >This paper was at LREC this year on Amharic: > > > >Saba Amsalu and Sissy Fissaha Adafre "Machine Translation for Amharic: > >Where we areE". > > > >Daniel Yacob was also there talking about Unicode issues for minority > >languages, > > Please don't use the term "minority language", > which is a bit deprecating and quite often plain > wrong, but rather the terms > - "pi-language" (poorly computerized language), > proposed by V.Berment in his PhD, > - or "under-resourced languages" (as in a WS at TALN-05).
My apologies, no offence was intended. I'm not aware of any commonly accepted typology, but I quite like "under-resourced languages", and in fact this was (after I actually bothered to look it up) in the title of his talk. Daniel Yacob (Ge'ez Frontier Foundation) "Unicode Development for Under-Resourced Languages". Again, apologies, and in this case, yes I was completely wrong, in this case Amharic couldn't be a 'true' minority language, but perhaps a situational minority language, as in Israel. Fran _______________________________________________ Mt-list mailing list