Call for proposals

SADiLaR call for new project proposals

The South African Centre for Digital Language Resources is excited to announce that a call for proposals has been launched and submissions opened on 31 January 2018. This is an opportunity to participate in the development infrastructure and play a significant role in the development of language resources and technologies for the South African languages.

As part of SADiLaR’s enabling function, this call aims to:

  • support the development of digital language resources for South African languages in all modalities, including, but not limited to the:
    • digitisation of text and speech data;
    • creation of mono- and multi-lingual corpora;
    • creation of annotated corpora;
    • creation of digital dictionaries and terminology; and
    • collection of digital language data.
  • promote research activities and outputs within the domains of Digital Humanities or language technology;
  • promote research in language topics within the methodological commons of Digital Humanities, which may include, but is not limited to:
    • humanities and social science research enabled through digital media, artificial intelligence or machine learning, software studies, or information design and modelling;
    • social, institutional, global, multilingual, and multicultural aspects of Digital Humanities;
    • computer applications in literary, linguistic, cultural, and historical studies, including public humanities and interdisciplinary aspects of modern scholarship; and
    • quantitative stylistics and philology.
  • further capacity building related initiatives, such as workshops as well as summer and winter schools.

More information on the call is available on the Calls for proposals page.