Posted on Tuesday, December 14, 02010 by Laine Stranahan
Significant amounts of machine-readable data exist for only a few of the 300 languages spoken by nearly 95% of the world’s population. The 300 Languages Project is taking the first steps toward democratizing language technology by collecting parallel text and audio for the rest. You can help us bridge the gap by contributing an audio recording of a simple word list in your language.
If you speak one of the following languages, follow the link, record yourself reading the list out loud (if you don't have recording software, try Audacity), and then email your recording to firstname.lastname@example.org (you can also use a free file-sharing service) or submit it manually to our collection.
[Only read words in the target language (skip the English translations), and if a word appears on a list twice, read it only once.]
If you speak one of these languages and want to help, you can make a translation of the English word list and email it to email@example.com.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.