Lionbridge Lionbridge is a localization company based in the United States. The headquarter is in Massachusetts (USA) and has offices in 26 countries. We deliver translation and localization, digital marketing, global content management, and application testing services to the world’s top brands. We are helping to develop modern language process applications for computers and mobile devices. For commonly spoken languages like English, Spanish, Chinese, etc., reading and writing them on mobile devices is not a problem, but it is not the same for minor languages; native speakers of indigenous/minor languages are usually forced to switch to other major languages due to the lack of proper input methods or missing fonts. To eliminate this gap, we aim to enable native speakers of minor languages to input their native languages on digital devices. We have developed three kinds of projects to achieve our goal: Word Categorization, Creative Writing and Usability Testing. The task of Word Categorization is to categorize and edit words in the target language according to given guidelines. For Creative Writing, the linguists or native speakers will create answers relevant to the given questions. Both the categorized words and written sentences will be used to train systems, so that they will be able to recognize the words written in the language and provide useful typing suggestions. The usability testing project is to collect user comments on the developed applications.
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