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Preservation and Management of Greek Dialectal Data

  • Eleni GaliotouEmail author
  • Nikitas Karanikolas
  • Angela Ralli
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 11196)

Abstract

Greek dialects of Asia Minor are considered as ideal case studies on the elucidation of the evolution of the Greek language as well on different phenomena of language contact, due to their longtime contact with the Turkish language and their relative isolation from the other Greek dialects. In fact, the dialects in question constitute a rich cultural and language heritage in threat of extinction. Therefore, there is an urgent need of describing and preserving this invaluable heritage. In this paper, an innovative system of archiving and management of digitized written and oral data from three Greek dialects of Asia Minor (Pontic, Cappadocian, Aivaliot) is presented. The system also contains a search and retrieve component which enables: (a) a combined search at different levels of linguistic representation, (b) combined search in both written and oral data and (c) access to metadata.

Keywords

Greek dialects Corpora Preservation Digitization Multimedia databases Computational dialectology 

Notes

Acknowledgements

This research was co-financed by the European Union (European Social Fund–ESF) and Greek national funds through the Operational Program “Education and Life-long Learning” of the National Strategic Reference framework (NSRF) - Research Funding Program: “THALIS. Investing in knowledge society” through the European Social Fund. We wish to thank our colleagues: Konstantinos Athanasakos, Athanassios Karasimos, Maria Koliopoulou, George Koronakis, Nikolaos Koutsoukos, Io Manolessou, Theodoros Markopoulos, Nikolaos Pantelidis, Dimitris Papazachariou.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Eleni Galiotou
    • 1
    Email author
  • Nikitas Karanikolas
    • 1
  • Angela Ralli
    • 2
  1. 1.University of West AtticaAigaleo, AthensGreece
  2. 2.University of PatrasRio, PatrasGreece

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