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Almost half of the languages spoken in the world are considered vulnerable or endangered by UNESCO. However, one major factor in determining the survival of a minority language is the presence of digital tools it can use in everyday life: keyboards, voice recognition tools, search engines, etc. Developing these tools requires digitizing large bodies of linguistic data (such as lexicons, dictionaries, speech and written corpora, ontologies, etc.), which in turn involves contribution from speakers. Numerous projects have been initiated in recent years to facilitate such contribution, many of which were presented in preceding editions of ContribuLing. With these platforms in place, a few methodological issues have emerged:

  • Which strategies should be adopted to encourage active contribution from speakers?
  • How should we use the collected data to create tools that are adapted to the needs of the speakers’ communities?

The Event

The 2023 edition of the ContribuLing conference, co-organized by INALCO, Wikimédia France and the BULAC, will take place on May 12, 2023, online and in Paris (France). This third edition encourages proposals focusing on the methodological issues of contribution, while remaining open to any proposal aiming to strengthen the digital presence of minority languages.

Registration form

To attend this conference, please fill in this form.

Organizing Committee

  • Adélaïde Calais (Wikimédia France)
  • Johanna Cordova (Inalco / ERTIM / Sorbonne Université)
  • Nonhouegnon Letchede (Idemi Africa)
  • Pierre Magistry (Inalco / ERTIM)
  • Damien Nouvel (Inalco / ERTIM)
  • Tristan Pertegal (BULAC)
  • Juliette Pinçon (BULAC)
  • Lucas Prégaldiny (Wikimédia France / Lingua Libre)
  • Jhonnatan Rangel Murueta (CNRS, Inalco / Sedyl)
  • Anass Sedrati (Wikimedia MA)
  • Bastien Sepúlveda (Inalco)
  • Emma Vadillo Quesada
  • Ilaine Wang (Inalco / ERTIM)


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