Ohio State University linguistics team using Ohio Supercomputer Center to translate lesser-known languages

Nov 21, 2017

The latest Ohio Supercomputer Center researcher profile takes a look at William Schuler, Ph.D., a linguistics professor at The Ohio State University. Schuler is part of a project called Low Resource Languages for Emergent Incidents (LORELEI), an initiative through the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). The LORELEI program’s goal is to develop technology for languages about which translators and linguists know nothing. 

As part of LORELEI, Schuler and his team are using the Ohio Supercomputer Center’s Owens Cluster to develop a grammar acquisition algorithm to discover the rules of lesser-known languages, learning the grammars without supervision so disaster relief teams can react quickly.

For the full story, be sure to check it out on the OSC website.