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Open Language Archives Community Research

A detailed look at information structure and technology issues in the OLAC community.

Website License vs. Content License

Various understandings of metadata profile for the Open Language Archive Community exist in the literature. But are they justified?

The minority language typing experience

How much work is it to type languages with tonal markers in their orthographies?

User Experience Consulting on SIL.org

Worked with a team to bring modern features via Drupal 7 to the flagship website of SIL International.

The OWL and the Rice Farmer

Terminology and analogies used reveal our prejudices. A response to: “Is ELAN easy enough to use, so that an Indonesian rice farmer can use it?”

Meꞌphaa and Sochiapam Chinantec Keyboards

Revolutionizing text input. We moved text input from being on a single OS via a non-unicode input method, to working on multiple OSes in Unicode.

Usability & Language Resource Stewardship

This project seeks to make known issues in Language Resource Accessibility. It is primarily concerned with two facets of accessibility 1) the User Experience related to interacting with archived content; and 2) the aggregation of item level metadata about language resources in collections.