Newsletter May 2022

Update: Nyingarn Project

The Nyingarn Project aims to make manuscript sources for Australian Indigenous languages available as readable and searchable online texts. The team have been building and testing ways to convert images of manuscripts to text using either Optical Character Recognition (OCR) or crowdsourced transcription data. We have tested two systems... Continue reading...

Murrinhpatha Writer's Workshop

The beginning of 2022 has seen RUIL’s Indigenous Language Support team collaborating with the Thamarrurr Youth Indigenous Corporation (TYIC) to run Murrinhpatha Writer’s Workshops in Bright. TYIC aims to improve the lives of the Indigenous people of the Thamarrurr region... Continue reading...

Akarre/Akityarre Language Project

The Arandic languages Akarre and Akityarre (Ikngerrpenhe) are spoken to the north-east of Alice Springs in communities such as Harts Range, Bonya, Atul and Alcoota. There is little documentation of Akarre and Akityarr, although a list of 50 words in this language recorded by one of the most senior knowledge holders... Continue reading...

RUIL Research Newsletter May 2022