Newsletter February-March 2008

In this newsletter we bring you an overview of recently posted content on You can find the full articles on the site.

[1] The Kamusi Project ( is organizing a chat session on April 2 to discuss possible collaboration efforts for the new PALDO project: the Pan-African Living Dictionary Online. PALDO will build on the Kamusi architecture to create an interlinked multilingual dictionary for African languages.

[2] Kevin Scannell has posted information on his collection of web-mined corpora for minority languages and under-resourced languages.

[3] Karien Brits announces the PLM2008 Workshop Session, themed "African languages in advance: language technology and acquisition".

[4] Don Osborn introduces an exciting new yahoo forum, Unicode-Afrique.

[5] Innocent Maja has shared three great articles with the AfLat community:
[5.1] "The threat of extinction of minority languages"
[5.2] "What are minority languages?"
[5.3] "The normative content of language rights of minorities in international human rights law"

with kind regards,

The AfLaT Team