Talks, etc.

Archive: Miscellaneous

Recent talks

"Toward a rule-based system for English-Amharic translation," SALTMIL-AfLaT Workshop on Language Technology for Normalisation of Less-Resourced Languages. Istanbul, 2012-05-22. [PDF]
"A place for rule-based translation," Invited talk. IT Doctoral Program, Addis Ababa University. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2011-10-28. [PDF]
"Translation and bilingual education in Paraguay". [Prezi]
"La traducción automática y la educación bilingüe paraguaya: una propuesta," Invited talk. Fundación Yvy Marãe'ỹ. San Lorenzo, Paraguay, 2011-06-27. [HTML]
"La gramática de dependencias y la traducción automática," Invited talk. Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de la República, Montevideo, Uruguay, 2011-06-02. [HTML]
"HornMorpho: a system for morphological processing of Amharic, Oromo, and Tigrinya," Conference on Human Language Technology for Development, Alexandria, Egypt, 2011-05-05. [HTML]
"Toward synchronous XDG," Second International Workshop on Free/Open-Source Rule-Based Machine Translation, Barcelona, 2011-01-20. [HTML]
"Morphological processing of Afaan Oromoo," Oromo Studies Association 2010 Annual Conference, Washington, DC, 2010-08-01. [HTML]
"A dependency grammar for Amharic," Workshop on LR and HLT for Semitic Languages, Valletta, Malta, 2010-05-07. [HTML]
"Semitic morphological analysis and generation using finite state transducers with feature structures," Twelfth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Athens, Greece, 2009-04-01. [HTML]
"Finite state morphology for Ethiopian Semitic languages," Invited keynote address. Workshop on Computational Approaches to Semitic Languages, Twelfth Conference of the European Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics, Athens, Greece, 2009-03-31. [HTML]
"Morphological analysis and generation in computer-assisted teaching of indigenous languages," First Biennial Symposium on Teaching Indigenous Languages of Latin America, Bloomington, Indiana, 2008-08-15. [Keynote] [PDF]
"Strategies towards the development of LTs and LRs for Ethiopian languages," International Workshop on Research and Development for Language Technology Research in Ethiopian Languages, Aqaqi, Ethiopia, 2007-11-25. [Keynote] [PDF]
"Computational linguistics and Mayan languages," Minority Languages and Cultures Project talk, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2007-11-02. [Keynote] [PDF]
"La traducción automática y el futuro de las lenguas indígenas," IX Encuentro Internacional de Lingüística en el Noroeste, Hermosillo, Mexico, 2006-11-15. [Keynote] [PDF]
"Natural language, machine translation, and the democratization of knowledge," Computer Science/Informatics Colloquium, Indiana University, Bloomington, 2006-03-03. [PPT] [Keynote] [PDF]
"Information is power: building an intelligent interface to the new Information World," with Stephen Hockema and Matthew Kane. World Forum on the Information Society, Tunis, Tunisia, 2005-11-15. [PPT] [Keynote] [PDF]
"Impressions of the Fifth World Social Forum," with Patrick Brantlinger. Indiana University Progressive Faculty Coalition Forum. 2005-03-14. [Keynote] [PDF]


On Social Forums as platforms for change. "Interchange," WFHB, Bloomington, Indiana. [HTML]
On activism and academia. "Interchange," WFHB, Bloomington, Indiana. [HTML]


How Language Works: the Cognitive Science of Linguistics. 2006-08-25. [HTML]

Non-academic articles

"Vote buying, American style", a guest editorial in the Bloomington (IN) Herald Times, 2006-04-23.