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Saturday August 25, 2018


Session 1

08:45–09:15 Computational Challenges for Polysynthetic Languages
Judith L. Klavans
09:15–09:40 A Neural Morphological Analyzer for Arapaho Verbs Learned from a Finite State Transducer
Sarah Moeller, Ghazaleh Kazeminejad, Andrew Cowell and Mans Hulden
09:40–10:05 Finite-state morphology for Kwak’wala: A phonological approach
Patrick Littell
10:05–10:30 A prototype finite-state morphological analyser for Chukchi
Vasilisa Andriyanets and Francis Tyers


Coffee Break


Session 2

11:00–12:00 Invited Talk
Brian Maracle (Owennatekha), Mohawk First Nation


Discussion: Opportunities for Collaboration




Session 3

13:50–14:15 Natural Language Generation for Polysynthetic Languages: Language Teaching and Learning Software for Kanyen’kéha (Mohawk)
Greg Lessard, Nathan Brinklow and Michael Levison
14:15–14:40 Kawennón:nis: the Wordmaker for Kanyen’kéha
Anna Kazantseva, Owennatekha Brian Maracle, Ronkwe’tiyóhstha Josiah Maracle and Aidan Pine


Session 4

14:40–15:30 Panel: "Revitalization: Bridging Technology and Language Education"
Judith L. Klavans, Chair; Inee Slaughter, Executive Director of Indigenous Language Institute; Zoe Lee Hopkins, Kanien’kehá:ka/Heiltsuk, Film Director and Educator; Dr. Lori Levin, Research Professor, Language Technologies Institute, CMU
15:30–15:50 Corpora and Shared Task
Judith L. Klavans, Chair


Coffee Break


Session 5

16:20–16:45 Using the Nunavut Hansard Data for Experiments in Morphological Analysis and Machine Translation
Jeffrey Micher
16:45–17:10 Lost in Translation: Analysis of Information Loss During Machine Translation Between Polysynthetic and Fusional Languages
Manuel Mager, Elisabeth Mager, Alfonso Medina-Urrea, Ivan Vladimir Meza Ruiz and Katharina Kann
17:10–17:35 Automatic Glossing in a Low-Resource Setting for Language Documentation
Sarah Moeller and Mans Hulden


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