The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources is excited to announce that a call for proposals has been launched and submissions opened on 31 January 2018. This is an opportunity to participate in the development infrastructure and play a significant role in the development of language resources and technologies for the South African languages.
As part of SADiLaR's enabling function, this call aims to:
support the development of digital language resources for South African languages in all modalities, including, but not limited to the:
digitisation of text and speech data;
creation of mono- and multi-lingual corpora;
creation of annotated corpora;
creation of digital dictionaries and terminology; and
collection of digital language data.
promote research activities and outputs within the domains of Digital Humanities or language technology;
promote research in language topics within the methodological commons of Digital Humanities, which may include, but is not limited to:
humanities and social science research enabled through digital media, artificial intelligence or machine learning, software studies, or information design and modelling;
social, institutional, global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of Digital Humanities;
computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship; and
quantitative stylistics and philology.
further capacity building related initiatives, such as workshops as well as summer and winter schools.