Giellatekno, the Research group for Saami language technology

Giellatekno combines cutting-edge linguistic and computational research into the analysis of Saami and other morphologically-rich languages, with the development of practical applications. It focusses on deep linguistic modeling and on highly efficient and robust computational analysis with a wide empirical coverage. These applications form the basis of the group’s support of the Saami communities with current language tools. The practical goal is to support the teaching, learning and use of the Saami languages and to make current language technology accessible.

The group also extends its activities to other under-resourced languages, particularly Circumpolar and Uralic languages. Analyses and tools are designed to make it easier for other minority language societies to develop the language technology constituting a prerequisite for a language to survive in modern society.

The web page of Giellatekno provides a range of online dictionaries, for Sami languages as well as for other small languages.

A selection of Giellatekno’s dictionaries can also be found via the Language Bank of Finland, see Online dictionaries from Neahttadigisánit


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Krister Lindén
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