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Title For Standardised Amazigh Linguistic Resources
Authors Youssef Aït Ouguengay and Aïcha Bouhjar
Abstract Amazigh language and culture may well be viewed to have known an unprecedented booming in Morocco : more than a hundred- which are published by the Royal Institute of Amazigh Culture (IRCAM), an institution created in 2001 to preserve, promote and endorse Amazigh culture in all its dimensions. Crucially, publications in the Amazigh language would not have seen light without the valiant attempts to upgrade the language on the linguistic and technological levels. The central thrust of this contribution is to provide a vista about the whole range of actions carried out by IRCAM. Of prime utility to this presentation is what was accomplished to supply Amazigh with the necessary tools and corpora without which the Amazigh language would emphatically fail to have a place in the world of NITCs. After a brief description of the prime specificities that characterise the standardisation of Amazigh in Morocco, a retrospective on the basic computer tools now available for the processing of Amazigh will be set out. It is concluded that the homogenisation of a considerable number of corpora should, by right, be viewed as a strategic move and an incontrovertible prerequisite to the computerisation of Amazigh,
Topics Corpus (creation, annotation, etc.), LR national/international projects, organizational/policy issues, Standards for LRs
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Bibtex @InProceedings{ATOUGUENGAY10.949,
  author = {Youssef Aït Ouguengay and Aïcha Bouhjar},
  title = {For Standardised Amazigh Linguistic Resources},
  booktitle = {Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'10)},
  year = {2010},
  month = {may},
  date = {19-21},
  address = {Valletta, Malta},
  editor = {Nicoletta Calzolari (Conference Chair) and Khalid Choukri and Bente Maegaard and Joseph Mariani and Jan Odijk and Stelios Piperidis and Mike Rosner and Daniel Tapias},
  publisher = {European Language Resources Association (ELRA)},
  isbn = {2-9517408-6-7},
  language = {english}
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