Lorentz-eScience winner 2021

6 Aug 2020 - 2 min

The proposal on Technologies and Documentation of African languages is the winner of the Lorentz-eScience competition 2020-2021  

Earlier this year the eScience Center and the Lorentz Center invited researchers to join our eScience competition and to apply for a leading-edge workshop on digitally enhanced research. 

The winning proposal is: 
‘Creating synergies: Technologies and Documentation of African languages’ 
Sara Petrollino, Felix Ameka, Daan van Esch, Mmasibidi Setaka and Emmanuel Ngue Um

The aim of this workshop is to bring together scholars and practitioners and move forward the agenda for both linguists working on the documentation of African languages and computer scientists and software developers involved in language technologies.

Important problem and excellent diversity of participants
The evaluation committee is enthusiastic about the high quality of the proposal:

‘Convincing scientific case; important problem, for which it seems timely to address it; concrete challenges and proposed solutions’
‘Direct involvement of key participants from Africa’
‘Excellent diversity of participants, very good balance of senior and junior participants as well as gender’

Venue and contact
We look forward to host this interesting and challenging workshop next year at the Lorentz Center. The workshop will be held from 31 May-4 June 2021, at our Snellius venue in Leiden, The Netherlands.

For more information, see our eScience program or contact Eduardo Herrera Malatesta