Talk on preserving Sarawak languages and history to be held April 17

KUCHING: Sarawak Development Institute (SDI) will be organising a public talk on ‘Preserving Sarawak Languages and History through Language Processing’ on Friday, April 17 at AZAM Conference, Kompleks AZAM from 3:30p.m – 5:00pm.

The talk will be delivered by Dr. Balisomanandray Ranaivo Malancon, Associate Professor at Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Unimas and a Leader of the Sarawak Language Technology (SaLT), Unimas. SaLT is a research group started in 2006 to revitalise and maintain Sarawak’s culture and heritage through the use of information and communication (ICT) technology.

The presentation will highlight their current projects namely a speech synthesiser for Sarawak Malay, a morphological analyzer for Iban and a timeline for Sarawak Gazette. Dr. Balisomanandray will also discuss the challenges faced by the group in carrying out their work.

Members of the public are welcomed to attend the talk and it is on complimentary basis. For those who are interested to attend the talk, please contact SDI at 082-415484/416484 for registration details.

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