Wednesday, 27 February 2008

Literumilo la Daily Post:

A Welsh language spell-checker designed in Bangor has proved so successful it is to be copied in computer systems across the world.

Speech-recognition software developed by a team at Bangor University’s Language Technologies Unit is being used in Sri Lanka and India to help blind people communicate.

Head of the unit, Delyth Prys, told the Welsh Affairs Committee, which is investigating globalisation, generic software was being created for Welsh speakers that could be easily adapted by overseas small-language communities…

…But projects tailored to Manx and Cornish speakers failed to win £426,000 of funding because it was of no commercial or industrial value, MPs were told.

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