Linguistics Justice League’s (LJL) mission is to build fun and engaging bilingual educational content and apps for language learners who speak low resource languages by leveraging Natural Language Processing, Machine Learning and Gamification. Language proficiency is the foundation for higher order learning. It is scientifically proven that leveraging a person’s strength in their native language accelerates the learning of another language. Unfortunately most commercial products ignore Low Resource Languages mainly spoken outside of the economically advanced countries. Apart from language learning facilitation, we drive awareness and increased understanding of international cultures and dispel the myths and stereotypes experienced by people who speak these low resource languages.

Lanfrica Presentation

Lanfrica Presentation LJL Founder, Subha Vadlamannati, was invited to  present at Lanfrica (speaker series) on July 18th, 2022. Subha presented the work that has been done at Linguistics Justice League (LJL) to drive awareness and increase understanding of low-resource languages and international cultures. She also talked about the recently launched ‘EduLang‘ – a multilingual mobile …

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Why is NLP for Low-Resource Languages Important?

An Article by Subha Vadlamannati Natural Language Processing (NLP) is a field of Machine Learning that focuses on understanding human language. Understandably, such a field is highly data-based, needing copious amounts of training data to create models for language translation, speech to text, transliteration, and other popular NLP tasks. This is where low-resource languages come …

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Properties of Natural Language Processing

Article by Dr. Ali Farghaly The ultimate aim of Artificial Intelligence is to model human intelligence inside the machine. This includes modeling natural language which enables humans to communicate with each other and transfer knowledge from one person to another and from one generation to other generations. Natural language made accumulation of knowledge possible and …

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SWASTHA- Localization

SWASTHA Localization of Wikipedia health content in India* With the International Yoga Day coming up we wanted to put the spotlight on health and India. Swastha is the Sanskrit word for health. swa= my own self and stha = to be situated. SWASTHA stands for (Special Wikipedia Awareness Scheme for The Healthcare Affiliates). SWASTHA is …

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Inequality on the Web

Article by Dr. Ali Farghaly The Web was hailed in 1995 as the miracle that would democratize knowledge and information in the world. The promise was that It would put an end to the monopoly of knowledge and information and of using them as commodities available only to those who can afford them. It would …

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Languages In the News

Languages in the news Due to the current Ukrainian crisis, we decided to put a spotlight on the languages of Ukraine. Lexically Closest Languages Lexically the closest to Ukrainian is Belorussian (84% of common vocabulary), followed by Polish (70%), Serbo-Croatian (68%), Slovak (66%) and Russian (62%). Some Russians maintain that Ukrainian is merely a dialect …

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