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Asian Languages on the Web S. T. Nandasara Lecturer USCS, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka Ashu Marasinghe Associate Professor LOP, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan Yoshiki Mikami Professor, Leader LOP, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan Asian Languages on the Web
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S. T. NandasaraLecturer
USCS, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka
Associate ProfessorLOP, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Professor, LeaderLOP, Nagaoka University of Technology, Japan
Chinese, Japanese and Korean are excluded from the analysis
Hebrew, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tatar, Farsi, Javanese, Indonesian, Malay, Sundanese, Hindi, Dari, Uzbek, Mongolian, Kazakh, Madurese, Uighur, Kashmiri Pushtu, Balochi, Turkmen, Minangkabau, Bikol, Kyrgyz, Balinese, Punjabi, Sindhi, Achehnese, Sinhala, Kapampangan, Iloko, Bengali & Assamese, Filipino, Waray, Bugisnese, Burmese, Kurdish, Tajiki, Azeri, Tamil, Hiligaynon, Dhivehi, Bhojpuri, Tibetan, Cebuano, Telugu, Saraiki, Lao, Gujarati, Pashto, Kannada, Urdu, Khmer, Hani
Devanagari Script used by
Less than 1 millionspeakers
Representation of the UDHR Document by Major Script Grouping
Cumulated speaker population based on Ethnologue, “Language of the World”, 15th ed. (2005)
To create a network of qualified Asian partners to specify and support the development of high priority Language Resources (LRs) for Asian Languages in a systematic, standards-driven, collaborative and learning context. The project will focus on identifying the state of the art of LRs in the region, assessing priority requirements through consultations with language research, industry and communication players, and establishing a protocol and standards for developing a LR Network for the languages spoken in the region.
Asian Language Resources – Agenda
Asian Academy of Languages …?
(The exact number of languages may never be determined exactly)
(Half of the world’s languages are spoken in only eight countries)
4 Asian Regions (West, Central, South & South East Asia)
9 Language Families
18 Major Scripts
Asian Language Resources Network - Agenda