Title Data Collection and Analysis of Mapudungun Morphology for Spelling Correction
Author(s) Christian Monson (1), Lori Levin (1), Rodolfo Vega (1), Ralf Brown (1), Ariadna Font Llitjos (1), Alon Lavie (1), Jaime Carbonell (1), Eliseo Cañulef (2), Rosendo Huisca (2)

(1) Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University; (2) Instituto de Estudios Indígenas, Universidad de La Frontera

Session O38-EW
Abstract This paper describes part of a three year collaboration between Carnegie Mellon University's Language Technologies Institute, the Programa de Educación Intercultural Bilingüe of the Chilean Ministry of Education, and Universidad de La Frontera (Temuco, Chile). We are currently constructing a spelling checker for Mapudungun, a polysynthetic language spoken by the Mapuche people in Chile and Argentina. The spelling checker will be built in MySpell, the spell checking system used by the open source office suite OpenOffice. This paper also describes the spoken language corpus that is used as a source of data for developing the spelling checker.
Keyword(s) Spelling Correction, Mapudungun
Language(s) Mapudungun
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