The Estonian Language in the Digital Age by Georg Rehm, Hans Uszkoreit (auth.), Georg Rehm, Hans

By Georg Rehm, Hans Uszkoreit (auth.), Georg Rehm, Hans Uszkoreit (eds.)

This white paper is a part of a chain that promotes wisdom approximately language expertise and its capability. It addresses educators, reporters, politicians, language groups and others. the supply and use of language know-how in Europe varies among languages. as a result, the activities which are required to additional aid study and improvement of language applied sciences additionally fluctuate for every language. the mandatory activities depend upon many components, equivalent to the complexity of a given language and the scale of its neighborhood. META-NET, a community of Excellence funded through the eu fee, has carried out an research of present language assets and applied sciences. This research concerned with the 23 legit eu languages in addition to different very important nationwide and neighborhood languages in Europe. the result of this research recommend that there are lots of major learn gaps for every language. A extra certain specialist research and evaluation of the present scenario can help maximise the impression of extra examine and reduce any dangers. META-NET contains fifty four learn centres from 33 international locations which are operating with stakeholders from advertisement companies, executive firms, undefined, examine corporations, software program businesses, expertise companies and ecu universities. jointly, they're making a universal know-how imaginative and prescient whereas constructing a strategic study time table that exhibits how language expertise functions can tackle any study gaps through 2020.

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Regional and minority lan- there is increasing interaction between different lan- guages were rarely printed and languages such as Cor- guages, speakers and content thanks to new types of me- nish and Dalmatian were limited to oral forms of trans- dia. e current popularity of social media (Wikipedia, mission, which in turn restricted their scope of use. Will Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and, recently, Google+) is the Internet have the same impact on our modern lan- only the tip of the iceberg. guages?

Nancing), the development tion of Estonian higher education and research. How- 44 ever, internationalisation has increased the proportion Estonia is well-known by its e-government and e- of teaching in foreign languages, and also the number Estonia policies. e-Governance comes in two parts; the of foreign students and university lecturers. In Estonian act of governing using the Internet (voting, participa- universities, almost all fields can be studied in Estonian tion) and the delivery of public services.

It is officially recommended to use Estonian lemmatiser for searching and indexing of full-text databases in information systems of public sector in Es- Language Technology helps unify Europe. tonia [2]. e two main types of systems ‘acquire’ language ca- As this series of white papers shows, there is a dramatic pabilities in a similar manner to humans. Statistical (or difference between Europe’s member states in terms of 34 both the maturity of the research and in the state of ably be a high demand for the Russian-Estonian and readiness with respect to language solutions Even for Estonian-Russian automatic translation service.

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