Celtic Knot Conference 2017/Programme/CK112

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Title: Lingua Libre: an interface for massive open audio recording.

Auditorium - University of Edinburgh Business School.

Date: 6 July 2017

Time: 3.15pm to 3.30pm.

Duration: 15 minutes.

Venue: University of Edinburgh Business School - Auditorium.


  • Lucas Lévêque, Wikimedia France.

Speaker bio

  • Lucas Lévêque / Lyokoï Lingua Libre Founder

A librarian, Lucas has studied lots of science (geology, astrophisics, Informatics) after being interested in languages. Firstly, as a contributor on French Wiktionary, he was interested in local languages of France when he saw that they were very poorly present on the projects. Lucas launched the "Langues de France" project with the aim of enhancing regional and minority languages of France on the Foundation's projects. The most important step is Lingua Libre, an interface to records all languages in the world with linguistic quality of description for each audio.

Overview of topic:
During the launch of the Langues de France project, the ability of minority language speakers to participate to a great extent in the written aspects of Wikimedia projects encouraged us to come up with a new way of contributing. The purpose of Lingua Libre is to realize records all around the world with a documentation useful for quality linguistic re-use thanks to city-accurate geolocation. Lingua Libre is an open and open-license platform and webapp which boosts the recording of mass of words or sentences into clean, well cut, well documented audio files. It is perfect to create small to large datasets of audio files. LinguaLibre.fr is the professional cloud system used by Wikimedia to swiftly record series of words or sentences into super clean, high quality audios. LinguaLibre is excellent for OpenData creation, languages teaching, and language conservation. Over 120.000 audios have been uploaded with this tool. It also allows you to record the words and voice of your grandma for ever. We will give a presentation of this tool and its many functionalities.

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