Challenges of language technologies for the indigenous languages of the Americas

Manuel Mager, Ximena Gutierrez-Vasques, Gerardo Sierra, Ivan Meza-Ruiz


Abstract
Indigenous languages of the American continent are highly diverse. However, they have received little attention from the technological perspective. In this paper, we review the research, the digital resources and the available NLP systems that focus on these languages. We present the main challenges and research questions that arise when distant languages and low-resource scenarios are faced. We would like to encourage NLP research in linguistically rich and diverse areas like the Americas.
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C18-1006
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Proceedings of the 27th International Conference on Computational Linguistics
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August
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2018
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Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA
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COLING
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Association for Computational Linguistics
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55–69
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