Building Kenyah Badeng Corpora : An under-resourced language in Sarawak

HELDI BUNGA, ANCHAU (2020) Building Kenyah Badeng Corpora : An under-resourced language in Sarawak. [Final Year Project Report] (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Kenyah Badeng languages is a language that spoken by Kenyah community. Kenyah community are ethnic groups in Sarawak, Malaysia and Kalimantan, Indonesia. Most of Kenyah Badeng community are located at Belaga, Sarawak. The population of Kenyah Badeng community are still small. Nowadays, the language is less practiced by the people themselves. This is because the community less speak their language with the new generations and Kenyah Badeng also less of resourced in library and social media platforms. In other case, mixed marriage which is leads to less spoken of Kenyah Badeng language because the couples usually use other language instead of use Kenyah Badeng language to communicate. Hence, to prevent Kenyah Badeng language being extinct, building Kenyah Badeng corpora is needed. Building Kenyah Badeng corpora is a way to enrich knowledge for Kenyah Badeng language and preserve the Kenyah Badeng language. This is because Kenyah Badeng language is one of an under-resourced language in Sarawak. Under-resourced language means the language lack of a writing system, limited presence on the web and lack of electronic resources for speech. Through the building Kenyah Badeng corpora, Kenyah Badeng language can be preserve and enrich the knowledge about Kenyah Badeng language. This is to make the corpora of Kenyah Badeng more interactive and avoid the corpora of Kenyah Badeng from extinction. Kenyah Badeng language resource must be saved into a digital format which can be store for a long decade. The corpora can be display in digital library because digital library is one of the methods to protect language resources in the type of text, audio, video and so on. In the digital library for Kenyah Badeng, there will display the corpus of Kenyah Badeng whereby the corpus of Kenyah Badeng will be taken from available resourced which is from books and recording video of Kenyah Badeng community. Therefore, Kenyah Badeng language can be known by other community not only the Kenyah community.

Item Type: Final Year Project Report
Additional Information: Project Report (BSc.) -- Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, 2020.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kenyah Badeng languages, Kenyah community, Belaga, Sarawak, social media, digital library.
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology
Depositing User: Gani
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2021 02:32
Last Modified: 29 Jan 2021 02:32
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/34130

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