Towards language service creation and customization for low-resource languages

Donghui Lin*, Yohei Murakami, Toru Ishida

*Corresponding author for this work

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The most challenging issue with low-resource languages is the difficulty of obtaining enough language resources. In this paper, we propose a language service framework for low-resource languages that enables the automatic creation and customization of new resources from existing ones. To achieve this goal, we first introduce a service-oriented language infrastructure, the Language Grid; it realizes new language services by supporting the sharing and combining of language resources. We then show the applicability of the Language Grid to low-resource languages. Furthermore, we describe how we can now realize the automation and customization of language services. Finally, we illustrate our design concept by detailing a case study of automating and customizing bilingual dictionary induction for low-resource Turkic languages and Indonesian ethnic languages.

Original languageEnglish
Article number67
JournalInformation (Switzerland)
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Feb 1


  • Bilingual dictionary
  • Language resources
  • Language service infrastructure
  • Low-resource languages
  • The language grid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Information Systems


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