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Computational Field Workshop @McGill

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.

The workshop will be held at the Thompson House, McGill.

The “Android Market” in Shenzhen

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

Shenzhen Wholesale Electronics District

 

 

The "Android Market" in Shenzhen

The “Android Market” in Shenzhen

UpAndRunningWithAndroid workshop @Google Montreal

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.

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.

Making your apps smarter @Notman House

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.

 

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Bahar presents at Android Montreal

Bahar presents to a record breaking crowd at Android Montreal

Dyslexia and dying languages? There’s an app for that.

The Lab’s recent projects get featured on Concordia University’s website.

What do dyslexia in children and endangered languages have in common? Concordia graduate combines her expertise in linguistics and computer programming to tackle both challenges — and more…

http://www.concordia.ca/content/shared/en/news/offices/vpdersg/aar/2012/08/05/dyslexia-and-dying-languages-theres-an-app-for-that.html?rootnav=alumni-friends/news