This week Josh released iLanguage Cloud alpha on Google Play. iLanguageCloud is a fun Android application that allows users to generate word clouds using an Android share intent. Clouds can be exported as SVG for use in high-res graphics applications such as InkScape or as png for sharing with friends on Facebook, Google+, Twitter, Flickr or any other social applications a user choses.
Create, save, and share word clouds from text on any website or any another application, share your word cloud with friends and colleagues.
iLanguage Cloud is now available on Google Play
To vote for features, check out the GitHub milestones page.
iLanguage Cloud uses Jason Davies’ D3 word cloud layout engine, you can find his source code on his GitHub repository.
Hisako and Elise went to Carlton University this week to present at FEL 2013, the 17th Conference of the Foundation for Endangered Language. The theme of this year’s workshop was Endangered Languages Beyond Boundaries: Community Connections, Collaborative Approaches, and Cross-Disciplinary Research.
Elise McClay (BA ’12), Erin Olson (BA ’12), Carol Little (BA ’12), Hisako Noguchi (Concordia), Alan Bale (Concordia), Jessica Coon (McGill) and Gina Cook (iLanguage Lab) presented an electronic poster titled “LingSync: Using Technology to Bridge Gaps between Speakers, Learners, and Linguists.”
Hisako and Elise demo Tobin’s app at FEL 2013
Source code available on GitHub.
Last week Gina and Alexandra presented the results of their collaboration with lab interns Emie, Kim Dan and Diana at Hacking health Cafe #5: Building Better Technologies for Children.
Hosted at the Montreal Children’s Hospital.
View the slides are available on Prezi. OPrime is open sourced on GitHub.
Tobin and Josh won honourable mention at HackMtl for their project “Souvenir” which plugs into Flickr API to aggregate your vacation memories.
Source code is on GitHub
Tobin and Josh won an honourable mention for their Node.js & Angular app at HackMTL hosted at the top of the Expo tower, 165 meters off the ground!
This weekend Gina filled in for Android Montreal as Android Mentor at Start-up weekend. Her favourite teams were GymFocus who pitched an Android app which even got letters of intention from local gyms, and the Silent Disco Squad who used SoundCloud to create a synchronized HTML5 audio experience.
On May 27th the Mi’gmaq Partnership (Listuguj, McGill, iLanguage) will be hosting its first Computational Field Workshop at McGill. Lab members Hisako, Gina, Josh and Tobin along with Louisa and Carol presented some of their recent scripts and tools developed as part of the partnership.
The workshop will focus on computational tools for transcribing, storing and searching linguistic data. There is a special focus on fieldwork, but it should be of broader interest as well––no background required.
In addition to work by Montreal-based iLanguage Lab, a key partner in the Mi’gmaq Partnership, the workshop will feature a talk and workshop by keynote speaker Alexis Palmer.
More details can be found in the workshop program.
The workshop will be held at the Thompson House, McGill.
This month Gina travelled to Shenzhen China, a major manufacturing port of China to launch one of our closed source partners’ Android data collection app. While there she visited the real “Android Market” of Shenzhen.
Shenzhen Wholesale Electronics District
The “Android Market” in Shenzhen
Lab member Gina led a hand on workshop at Google Montreal as part of the All Girls Hack Night. The workshop shows how to get “up and running” with Android Intents in a three part tutorial, resulting in a gesture and/or voice remote control Android app.
Over 80 registered for the hacknight.
Try it out! Here are the installers for each step of the workshop:
Step 1: Make it Talk
Step 2: Make it Listen
Step 3: Make it Understand Voice and Gesture
The tutorial is available on Android Montreal’s GitHub, it extends our Cloud Robotics project from last March.
Next Wednesday our software engineering intern Bahar Sateli will be presenting her OpenSource Named Entity Recognition library for Android which is powered by the Semantic Software Lab‘s Semantic Assistants web services platform, which in turn, is powered by GATE, an Open Source General Architecture for Text Engineering developed at the University of Sheffield.
As part of her MITACS/NRC-IRAP funded project in collaboration with iLanguage Lab she created an Android Library to make it possible to recognize people, locations, dates and other useful pieces of text, on Android Phones. The sky is the limit as it can run any GATE powered pipeline.
The current open source pipelines range from very specialized (recognizing Bacteria and Fungi entities in bio-medical texts) to very general (recognizing people, places and dates).
She will be presenting her app iForgot Who which takes in some text, and automatically creates new contacts for you, a handy app for all those party planners out there. It is a demo application to show new developers how they can use her OpenSource system to make their own apps smarter and automate tasks for users.
The presentations start at 6:30, and we will be going out for drinks afterwards at around 8:30/9:30 at Pub Quartier Latin (next to La Distilierie, corner of Onario and Sanguinet, 1 block walk from the talk).
Come one, come all, for the presentation and/or for drinks!
Code is open sourced on SourceForge.
The Google+ event
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Bahar presents to a record breaking crowd at Android Montreal
Code is available on GitHub, slides are available here.