PanLex at the BLC

PanLex, a project of the Long Now Foundation, is spending this summer at the Berkeley Language Center with 29 interns and 5 staff researching and analyzing lexical data on hundreds of lesser-known languages. Like a panlingual digital dictionary, PanLex aims to enable the translation of words from any language into all languages to support machine translation, language research, and linguistic diversity. The multilingual participants hail from from Berkeley High, universities all over the U.S., and other countries. They are making use of the superb collaboration technologies built into room B-3 at Berkeley Language Center, as well as the world-class multilingual collection of dictionaries at the UC Berkeley Library.