Professor Marc Alexander
Based at the University of Glasgow, the Linguistics Lab is investigating the barriers created by a lack of ability to describe collections in a community’s own language, jargon, and dialect as it changes across time. This lab is also exploring the unique opportunities for linguistic research afforded by opening up and integrating CGDC within the UK national collection.
The Linguistics Lab are also working closely with the AI Lab to explore potential ways of improving automated methods using linguistics-specific expertise and resources. This includes the contribution of multilingual and multidialectal datasets to the project and investigating means of integrating specialised language resources into the project’s AI pipeline to fine-tune the automated interpretation of CGDC.