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Dr. Elaine Ui Dhonnchadha
Assistant Professor, C.L.C.S.

Biography

Dr Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha is Assistant Professor in Computational Linguistics and M.Phil Coordinator for the Centre for Language and Communication Studies. Her research interests include morphology and syntax, corpus development and linguistic annotation, intelligent computer-assisted language learning (ICALL) and the development of natural language processing tools for Irish, which include morphological analysis and generation, rule-based part-of-speech tagging, chunking and parsing. These language-specific resources are essential components of many language technology applications including natural language generation, ICALL systems, spelling and grammar checkers, speech synthesis and speech recognition, machine translation systems, and others. Prior to joining Trinity College, Elaine was a researcher in Institiúid Teangeolaíochta Éireann (The Linguistics Institute of Ireland), as a Lecturer in Dublin City University and as a Systems Analyst and Programmer in a number of software development companies.

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Xu, L., Thompson, J., Uí Dhonnchadha, E. and Ward, M., Enhancing Language Learning for Dyslexic Learners: Integrating Text-to-Speech AI in CALL, EuroCALL 2024, Trnava, Slovakia, 26-29 August, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024

Xu, L., Uí Dhonnchadha, E. and Ward, M., Cipher - a game that demonstrates the power of interdisciplinary approaches to digital humanities for language learning, UK-IE Digital Humanities Annual Event, UCC, Cork, 4-5 June, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024 URL

Xu, L., Thomson, J., Uí Dhonnchadha, E. and Ward, M., Learner-Oriented Game Design: The Evolution of Cipher, IEEE GEM 2024, Turin, Italy, 5-7 June, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024 URL

Ward, M., Xu, L. and í Dhonnchadha, E, Cipher - Faoi Gheasa: putting the fun in Irish in a digital game-based language learning app, CESI 2024: Navigating Digital Futures, ATU, Galway, 2 March, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024 URL

Mc Cahill, L., Baltazar, T., Bruen, S., Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Ward, M., Liang Xu, L. and Foster, J., Text Classification Tools for Enhancing Digital Game-Based Language Learning for Irish, SIGUL 2024, LREC-Coling, Turin, Italy, 20-21 May, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, E. Xu, L. Bruen, S. and Ward, M., Advancing Language Learning with Cipher: Integrating Adaptive Game Mechanics for Irish through Text Analysis, Games and NLP: LREC-COLING 2024, Turin, Italy, 21 May, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024 URL

Ward, M., Xu, L. and Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Enhancing Human-Centric CALL through AI Innovations, EuroCALL 2024, Trnava, Slovakia, 26-29 August, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024

Czerniak, T. and Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Towards Semantic Tagging for Irish, LREC-Coling 2024, Turin, Italy, 20-25 May, 2024 Conference Paper, 2024 URL

Ward, M, Uí Dhonnchadha, E., McGarry, J. and Xu, L, Co-creating CALL content - does it work? Goldilocks compromise or Cruella chaos?, EUROCALL 2023, Reykjavik, Iceland, 15-18 August, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023 URL

Bayona, M., Hines, A., Gilmartin, E. and Uí Dhonnchadha, E., An Evaluation of the Use of Text-Based Comprehensibility Measures on Online Spoken Language Learning Materials, 34th Irish Signals and Systems Conference, Dublin, Ireland, 13-14 June, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023 URL

Bennett, C. and Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Becoming Corpus Literate: An in-service EFL teacher education framework for integrating corpora into EFL teaching, Applied Corpus Linguistics, 2023 Journal Article, 2023 DOI

Mille, S., Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Dasiopoulou, S., Cassidy, L., Davis, B., Belz, A., Generating Irish Text with a Flexible Plug-and-Play Architecture, PAN-DL@EMNLP: Pattern-based Approaches to NLP in the Age of Deep Learning Workshop, Singapore, 6-10 December, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023 URL URL

Xu, L., Uí Dhonnchadha, E and Ward, M., Harnessing the Power of Images in CALL: AI Image Generation for Context-Specific Visual Aids in Less Commonly Taught Languages, EUROCALL2023, Reykjavík, Iceland, 15-18 August, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023 URL

Ward, M., Uí Dhonnchadha, E. & Xu, L., Breathing New Life into Old Stories: re-purposing handwritten archived Irish stories for CALL through NLP and game-based language learning , 8th International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation (ICLDC), online, 2-5 March, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023

Marc Kupietz, Adrien Barbaresi, Anna Cermakova, Ma"gorzata Czachor, Nils Diewald, Jarle Ebeling, Signe Oksefjell Ebeling, Rafa" L. Górski, John Kirk, Michal K"en, Harald Lüngen, Mícheál Ó Meachair, Ines Pisetta, Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, Friedemann Vogel, Rebecca Wilm and Jiajin Xu, News from the International Comparable Corpus: First launch of ICC written, 10th International Contrastive Linguistics Conference (ICLC-10), Mannheim, Germany, 18-12 July, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023 URL

Xu, L., Ward, M. and Uí Dhonnchadha, Exploring the Synergies between Technology and Socio-Cultural Approaches in CALL for Less Commonly Taught languages, LTC'23, 10th Language & Technology Conference, Poznan, Poland, 21-23 April, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023 URL

Mille, S., Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Dasiopoulou, S., Cassidy, L., Davis, B., Belz, A., DCU/TCD-FORGe at WebNLG-23: Irish rules!, MM-NLG 2023: Workshop on Multimodal, Multilingual Natural Language Generation, Prague, September 12, 2023 Conference Paper, 2023 URL

Liang Xu, Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, Monica Ward, Faoi Gheasa: an adaptive game for Irish language learning, ACL 2022 ComputEL Workshop, Dublin, Ireland, 26-27 May, 2022 Conference Paper, 2022

Game Based Language Learning - noticing errors while playing in, editor(s)B. Arnbjörnsdóttir, B. Bédi, L. Bradley, K. Friðriksdóttir, H. Garðarsdóttir, S. Thouësny, & M. J. Whelpton , EuroCall 2022, Reykjavik, Iceland, 2022, pp380-386 , [ Ward, M., Xu, L. and Uí Dhonnchadha, E.] Book Chapter, 2022 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine; Xu, Liang; Ward, Monica, Cipher - Faoi Gheasa: a game with a purpose, CLTW: Fourth Celtic Language Technology Workshop, Marseilles, France, 20 June, 2022, pp77 - 84 Conference Paper, 2022 URL

Liang Xu, Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, and Monica Ward, User Experience Study of 'Cipher: Faoi Gheasa', A Digital Educational Game for Language Learning and Student Engagement, ACM GameSys'22, Athlone, Ireland, 14-17 June, 2022 Conference Paper, 2022 URL

Liang Xu, Monica Ward and Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, How NLP Can Strengthen Digital Game Based Language Learning Resources for Less Resourced Languages, Games and NLP, Marseilles, France, 25 June, 2022 Conference Paper, 2022

Xu, Liang, Ward, Monica, Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, Cipher 2 An Printíseach Rúnda (The Secret Apprentice): A Language Game For Irish CALL, Irish Conference on Game-based Learning, Online, 24 June 2021, edited by Felicia, Patrick , 2021 Published Abstract, 2021 URL

Xu, Liang; Ward, Monica; Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, Moving Irish language learning to the 21st Century, 2021 IRAAL Annual Conference: Applying Linguistics in the 21st Century, Dublin, 25-26 November 2021, 2021 Published Abstract, 2021 URL

Anna Cermáková, Jarmo Jantunen, Tommi Jauhiainen, John Kirk, Michal Kren, Marc Kupietz & Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, International Comparable Corpus: Challenges in building multilingual spoken and written comparable corpora, Research in Corpus Linguistics, 9, (1), 2021, p89-103 Journal Article, 2021 URL

Yingxue Fu and Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, A Pattern-Mining Driven Study on Differences of Newspapers in expressing Temporal Information , Computer Science & Information Technology (CS & IT) , 9th International Conference on Natural Language Processing (NLP 2020), Zurich, Switzerland, 21-22 November 2020, edited by David C. Wyld, and Natarajan Meghanathan , 10, (14), AIRCC, 2020 Conference Paper, 2020 URL

Corpas Filíochta Choláiste na Tríonóide in, editor(s)Eoghan Ó Raghallaigh , Téamaí agus Tionscadal Taighde, Maigh Nuad, An Sagart, 2020, pp85 - 99, [Eoin Mac Cárthaigh and Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha] Book Chapter, 2020

Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha and Eoin Mac Cárthaigh, Corpus of Syllabic Poetry: A Bardic Miscellany, Trinity College Dublin/Elexis-SketchEngine, 2019 Dataset, 2019 URL

Ní Ghloinn, A. & Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Building a grammatically annotated Corpus of Learner Irish: opportunities and challenges, IVACS Symposium 2018: Corpus Research in Challenging Contexts, Maynooth, 24 February, 2018 Published Abstract, 2018 URL

Ó Meachair, M. & Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Difficult Words: An Analysis of Terminology in a Corpus of Irish Education Materials, Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies International Biennial Conference 2018, Malta, 13-15 June, 2018, pp62 - 62 Published Abstract, 2018 URL URL

Ní Ghloinn, A., Uí Dhonnchadha, E. & O'Keeffe A., Analysing error and competence in learner Irish: the design and annotation of the TEG corpus., 14th American Association for Corpus Linguistics (AACL) Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, USA., 20-22 September, 2018 Conference Paper, 2018 URL

Ó Meachair, M & Uí Dhonnchadha, E, A Corpus of Irish-language Educational Materials, IVACS Symposium 2018: Corpus Research in Challenging Contexts, Maynooth, Ireland, 24 February, 2018 Published Abstract, 2018 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, 'Part-of-speech tagger for RIA Historical Irish Corpus 1600 - 1926', 2018, - Digital research resource production, 2018 URL

Ní Ghloinn, A., Uí Dhonnchadha, E. & O' Keeffe, A., The design and annotation of the TEG learner corpus of Irish, Inter-Varietal Applied Corpus Studies International Biennial Conference 2018, Malta, 13-15 June, 2018, pp42 - 42 Published Abstract, 2018 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, 'Lemmatizer/POS tagger for Bardic Irish Texts', 2018, - Digital research resource production, 2018 URL

Fransen, T. & Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Towards a computational lexical resource for the diachronic study of Irish verbs, IVACS Symposium 2018: Corpus Research in Challenging Contexts, Maynooth, 24 February, 2018 Published Abstract, 2018 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, 'Online Part-of-speech Tagging Tools for Irish', Dublin, Trinity College Dublin website, 2017, - Digital research resource production, 2017 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, 'Online Morphological Paradigm Generator for Irish', Dublin, Trinity College Dublin website, 2017, - Digital research resource production, 2017 URL

O'Regan, J., Scannell, K. and Uí Dhonnchadha, E., lemonGAWN: WordNet Gaeilge as Linked Data, Proceedings of LREC 2016 5th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL 2016): Managing, Building and Using Linked Language Resources, 5th Workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics (LDL 2016): Managing, Building and Using Linked Language Resources, Portoroz, Slovenia, 24 May 2016, edited by John P. McCrae, Christian Chiarcos, Elena Montiel Ponsoda, Thierry Declerck, Petya Osenova, Sebastian Hellmann , 2016, pp36-41 Conference Paper, 2016 URL

Fransent, T. & Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Digital Support for Historical Periods of Irish, 15th International Congress of Celtic Studies, Glasgow, Scotland, 13-17 July, edited by Sims-Williams, P. & Ahlqvist, A. , 2015 Published Abstract, 2015 URL

Quizzes on Tap: Exporting a Test Generation System from One Less-Resourced Language to Another in, editor(s)Vetulani, Zygmunt; Mariani, Joseph , Human Language Technology Challenges for Computer Science and Linguistics, Springer, 2014, pp502-514 , [Montse Maritxalar, Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, Jennifer Foster, and Monica Ward] Book Chapter, 2014 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, E; Scannell, K; Ó hUiginn, R; Ní Mhearraí, E; Nic Mhaoláin, M; Ó Raghallaigh, B; Toner, G; Mac Mathúna, S; D'Auria, D; Ní Ghallchobhair, E; O'Leary, N, Corpas na Gaeilge 1882-1926: Integrating Historical and Modern Irish Texts, LREC 2014 Workshop LRT4HDA: Language Resources and Technologies for Processing and Linking Historical Documents and Archives - Deploying Linked Open Data in Cultural Heritage, Reykjavik, Iceland, May, 2014, edited by Kristín Bjarnadóttir , 2014, pp12-18 Conference Paper, 2014 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, E. & Frenda, A., Comhrá: Corpas na Gaeilge Labhartha, Trinity College, 2013 Dataset, 2013 URL

Teresa Lynn, Jennifer Foster, Mark Dras and Elaine Uí Dhonnchadha, Active Learning and the Irish Treebank, Proceedings of the Australasian Language Technology Association Workshop 2012, ALTA 2012: Australasian Language Technology Workshop, Dunedin, New Zealand, 4-6 December 2012, edited by Paul Cook and Scott Nowson , 10, 2012, pp23-32 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Lynn, Teresa; Cetinoglu, Ozlem; Foster, Jennifer; Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine; Dras, Mark and van Genabith, Josef, Irish Treebanking and Parsing: A Preliminary Evaluation, Proceedings of the Eight International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC'12), LREC 2012, Istanbul, May 2012, edited by Nicoletta Calzolari et al , 2012, pp1939 - 1946 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Frenda, A., Vaughan, B. , Issues in Designing a Corpus of Spoken Irish, LREC-2012: SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language technology for normalisation of less-resourced languages, Istanbul, May 2012, edited by G. De Pauw, G-M de Schryver, M. Forcada, K. Sarasola, F. Tyers, P. Waiganjo Wagach , 2012, pp1-6 Conference Paper, 2012 URL

Judge, J., Ní Chasaide, A., Ní Dhubhda, R., Scannell, K., Uí Dhonnchadha, E., The Irish Language in the Digital Age: An Ghaeilge sa Ré Dhigiteach, Heidelberg, Springer, 2012 Report, 2012 URL

Welby, P., Frenda, A., Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Talkin' 'bout a revolution: Irish spontaneous speech corpora and phonetic analysis, 14th International Congress of Celtic Studies, NUI Maynooth, Ireland, 1-5 August 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Frenda, A; Uí Dhonnchadha, E; Welby, P., Not missing the bád: a spoke language corpus for Irish, Tionól 2011, Dublin Institute of Advanced Studies, Dublin, November 18-19, 2011, 2011 Conference Paper, 2011

Ailbhe Ní Chasaide, Neasa Ní Chiaráin, Christoph Wendler, Harald Berthelsen, Amelia Kelly, Emer Gilmartin, Elaine Ní Dhonnchadha, Christer Gobl, Towards personalised, synthesis-based content in Irish (Gaelic) language education, SLaTE2011, Venice, Italy, 2011, pp4 Conference Paper, 2011

Uí Dhonnchadha, E and Van Genabith, J, Partial Dependency Parsing for Irish, LREC2010: Language Resources and Evaluation Conference, Malta, 17-23 May 2010, 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Part-of-Speech Tagging and Partial Parsing for Irish using Finite-State Transducers and Constraint Grammar, DCU, 2009 Thesis, 2009 URL

Kilgarriff, A., Rundell, M., Dhonnchadha, E.U., Efficient corpus development for lexicography: Building the New Corpus for Ireland, Language Resources and Evaluation Journal, 40, (2), 2006, p127-152 Journal Article, 2006

Uí Dhonnchadha, E & Van Genabith, J., A Part-of-Speech Tagger for Irish using Finite State Morphology and Constraint Grammar Disambiguation, LREC 2006, Genoa, May, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Scaling an Irish FST morphology engine for use on unrestricted text in, editor(s)A. Yli-Jyrä, L. Karttunen, J. Karhumäki , Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence (LNAI): Proceedings of the FSMNLP 2005 Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing, Berlin, Springer-Verlag, 2006, pp247 - 258, [Uí Dhonnchadha, E., van Genabith, J.] Book Chapter, 2006

Uí­ Dhonnchadha, E. and Van Genabith, J., A part-of-speech tagger for irish using finite-state morphology and constraint grammar disambiguation, 2006, pp2241-2244 Conference Paper, 2006

Kilgarriff, A., Rundell, M., Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Corpus creation for lexicography, Proceedings of AsiaLex 2005, AsiaLex 2005, Singapore, Nov, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005 URL

Kilgarriff, A., Rychly, P., Chu-Ren, H., Smith, S., Tugwell, D., Uí Dhonnchadha, E, Word sketches for Irish and Chinese, Corpus Linguistics 2005, Birmingham , July, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Keogh, K., Koller, T., Uí Dhonnchadha, E., van Genabith, J., Ward, M. , CL for CALL in the Primary School, Proc. eLearning for Computational Linguistics and Computational Linguistics for eLearning, COLING 2004 Workshop: eLearning for Computational Linguistics and Computational Linguistics for eLearning, Geneva, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Prys, Delyth; Williams, Briony; Hicks, Bill; Jones, Dewi; Ní Chasaide, Ailbhe; Gobl, Christer; Carson-Berndsen, Julie; Cummins, Fred; Ní Chiosáin, Máire; McKenna, John; Scaife, Rónán; Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, WISPR: Speech Processing Resources for Welsh and Irish, SALTMIL Workshop, LREC 2004, May 2004, 2004, pp68-71 Conference Paper, 2004 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Van Genabith, J., Nic Pháidín, C. , Design, Implementation and Evaluation of an Inflectional Morphology Finite-State Transducer for Irish, Machine Translation Journal, 2003 Journal Article, 2003

Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Finite-State Morphology and Irish, Proceedings of the Workshop on Finite-State Methods in Natural Language Processing, 10th Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Budapest, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Dhonnchadha, E.U., A two-level morphological analyser and generator for Irish using finite-state transducers, 2002, pp1794-1798 Conference Paper, 2002

Uí Dhonnchadha, E, Two-level Finite-State Morphology for Irish using Finite State Transducers, LREC 2002 3rd International Conference on Language resources and Evaluation, Gran Canaria, 2002 Conference Paper, 2002

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Ní Chasaide, A., Lynn, T., Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Ní Chiaráin, N and Judge, J., Digital Plan for the Irish Language: Speech and Language Technologies 2023-2027, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media, 2022 Report, 2022 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, E. & Judge, J., Developments in Machine Translation, Indigenous, Minority and Lesser Used (IML) Languages: Promoting our Languages through Technology, Chester Beatty Library, Dublin Castle, 9-10 November, 2015, British-Irish Council Invited Talk, 2015 URL

Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine , A Review of the Passive and Autonomous in Modern Irish, The Linguistics of the Gaelic Languages XVII, NUI Maynooth, 10-11 April 2015, 2015 Oral Presentation, 2015

Uí Dhonnchadha, Elaine, An Introduction to Celtic Language Technology, CLTW14 (Celtic Languages Technology Workshop), Dublin City University, Dublin, 23 August, 2014, COLING: 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics, Local Committee DCU Invited Talk, 2014 URL TARA - Full Text

Uí Dhonnchadha, E., Foclóir Stairiúil na Nua-Ghaeilge II: digitiú, caighdeánú, leamú an chorpais, Teangeolaíocht na Gaeilge XVI [Linguistics of the Gaelic Languages XVI], NUI Maynooth, 9-10 May 2014, 2014 Oral Presentation, 2014 TARA - Full Text

Uí Dhonnchadha, E, Digital Support for Irish: Corpus Development, Language Resources for the Celtic Languages, University of Wales, Bangor, Dec 2005, 2005, LexiCelt Invited Talk, 2005

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Corpas Náisiúnta don Ghaeilge 2022-24
  • Summary
    • In this project we are developing the first semantic tagger for Irish which will enable automatic semantic annotation of Irish texts. In partnership with DCU, the project involves the collection, preparation and linguistic annotation of authentic Irish texts and transcribed speech for language research and public use.
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media
  • Date From
    • Jan 2022
  • Date To
    • Dec 2024
  • Title
    • Irish Wiki NLG (Natural Language Generation)
  • Summary
    • This project in collaboration with Simon Mille, ADAPT, DCU involves the automatic generation of Irish Wikipedia pages from DBpedia structured data and the FORGe rule-based NLG system, tailored for the Irish language.
  • Date From
    • Jan 2023
  • Date To
    • Dec 2023
  • Title
    • D-REAL- SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally-Enhanced Reality funded PhD research
  • Summary
    • SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally-Enhanced Reality funded PhD research CALL and VR for Irish, in collaboration with DCU
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • 2024
  • Title
    • D-REAL- SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally-Enhanced Reality funded PhD research
  • Summary
    • SFI Centre for Research Training in Digitally-Enhanced Reality funded PhD research in automatic assessment of listening resources for language learning in collaboration with UCD
  • Funding Agency
    • Science Foundation Ireland
  • Title
    • International Comparable Corpus - Irish
  • Summary
    • The project's goal entails contrastive studies between English and other languages involving highly comparable datasets of spoken, written and electronic registers. International Comparable Corpus
  • Date From
    • 2019
  • Date To
    • present
  • Title
    • Rule-based Machine Translation for Irish-English
  • Summary
    • Project involving the development of bilingual dictionary and transfer rules for Apertium open source rule-base MT for the English-Irish translation
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
  • Date From
    • 2015
  • Date To
    • 2017
  • Title
    • Plean Digiteach don Ghaeilge [Digital Plan for Irish Language Technology]
  • Summary
    • member of expert group working on a language technology strategy for the Irish language
  • Funding Agency
    • Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
  • Date To
    • 2019
  • Title
    • Trinity Corpus of Bardic Poetry (1200-1600)
  • Summary
    • This project involves linguistically annotating TCD Irish Dept's corpus of Bardic poetry which dates from 1200 to 1600AD. In collaboration with Dr. Eoin Mac Cárthaigh, Roinn na Gaeilge, we are automatically lemmatizing and part-of-speech tagging each word in the corpus using language processing tools for Irish. This will facilitate the production of a bardic poetry dictionary. To date approximately half of the tokens in the corpus have been automatically recognised using the pre-existing Irish language tools. We are seeking funding to complete the work of customising the tools for linguistic annotation for this period and for checking the annotated text by 2020.
  • Funding Agency
    • Trinity College Research Fund
  • Date From
    • 2017
  • Date To
    • 2020
  • Title
    • Linguistic Annotation of Royal Irish Academy Historical Corpus of Irish (1600-1882)
  • Summary
    • Follow on project from RIA Corpus 1882-1926 < href="http://corpas.ria.ie/">Historical Corpus of Irish Online
  • Funding Agency
    • Royal Irish Academy/Irish Govt.
  • Date From
    • 2016
  • Date To
    • 2018
  • Title
    • Linguistic Annotation of Royal Irish Academy Historical Corpus of Irish (1882-1926)
  • Summary
    • Corpus preparation and automatic linguistic analysis of mainly historical texts to facilitate the diachronic study of Modern Irish. It is envisaged that the corpus linguistic annotation will reduce the time frame for producing the RIA Historical Dictionary of Modern Irish. Historical Corpus of Irish Online
  • Funding Agency
    • Royal Irish Academy/Irish Govt.
  • Date From
    • 2013
  • Date To
    • 2016
  • Title
    • Comhrá: Corpus of Spoken Irish
  • Summary
  • Funding Agency
    • Foras na Gaeilge
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • 2012
  • Title
    • ABAIR text to speech synthesis for Irish
  • Summary
    • further details http://abair.ie
  • Funding Agency
    • An Roinn Cultúir, Oidhreachta agus Gaeltachta
  • Date From
    • 2010
  • Date To
    • present
  • Title
    • WISPR: Speech Processing Resources for Welsh and Irish
  • Funding Agency
    • EU INTERREG IIIA Community Initiative Programme
  • Date From
    • 2003
  • Date To
    • 2005

Keywords

Computational Linguistics; Corpus Linguistics; Education and minority language; Human computer interactions; Information technology in education; Irish Linguistics; LINGUISTICS; MORPHOLOGY; Natural Language Processing; Speech processing/technology

Recognition

Representations

Member of the National Educational Psychological Service (NEPS) and the Educational Research Centre (ERC)'s Advisory Committee for the development of Post-Primary Assessment & Diagnosis Tools for diagnosing literacy skills of Irish speaking students in Irish medium and Gaeltacht Post Primary Schools July 2021

Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Technical Committee for the Historical Irish Dictionary Project [Coiste Teicniúla Fhoclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge] overseeing the linguistic annotation of the Historical Irish Corpus 1600-1926. 2012

Member of the Royal Irish Academy (RIA) Project Steering Committee for the Historical Irish Dictionary [Coiste Bainistíochta Fhoclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge] 2012

NSAI representative for Irish language on International Standards Organisation (ISO) Standardisation of Terminology and Language and Content Resources (TC37) - Language Resource Management sub-committee (SC4) 2005

Member of sub-committee for Computing Terminology of the Irish Terminology Committee [Fo-choiste Ríomhaireachta den Choiste Téarmaíochta] of Foras na Gaeilge. 1998