How can your company work with languages that have no established standard for orthography, vocabulary, or grammar? This problem, while relevant to some minority languages in Europe, is particularly prevalent in Asian and African languages from Arabic to Pashto to Urdu. In order to create speech and language products for these communities, one needs to take these linguistic preferences into account. This presentation describes methodologies that Appen has developed when working in non-standardized languages.
Dorota has extensive experience in speech and language technology where, after a period of focusing on research, she has moved towards applications and data resources. She has worked in the telecom and software development industries and is currently responsible for the European business at Appen, a company collecting speech and language data and providing a wide range of linguistic services.