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HAA-266482-19
Mesolex: Lexicosemantic Resources for Mesoamerican Languages
Jonathan Amith, Gettysburg College

Grant details: https://securegrants.neh.gov/publicquery/main.aspx?f=1&gn=HAA-266482-19

Finite state transducer for variable orthography in Nahuat(l) dictionary look-up (Computer Program)
Title: Finite state transducer for variable orthography in Nahuat(l) dictionary look-up
Author: Michael G. Maxwell
Author: Jonathan D. Amith
Abstract: The finite state transducer for Nahuat(l) look-up is an application that takes into consideration two factors that hinder effective use of dictionaries by end users, particularly native speakers. The first factor is that Indigenous languages often vary from one community of speakers to another and thus speakers of one language or variant might have difficulty looking up words, even when cognates, from a related language (e.g., speaker A says 'ohtli' and speaker B, from a nearby village, says 'otli'). The second factor that hinder look-up is variable orthographic traditions. For example, some speakers might write the [wa] sound as 'wa', others as 'hua' and still others as 'ua'. The finite state mechanism allows users to enter a wide variety of orthographic representations and nevertheless find the sought-after headword.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://github.com/nmashton/mesolex
Access Model: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Programming Language/Platform: Foma - a finite-state compiler and C library
Source Available?: Yes

A smart dictionary for Indigenous Mesoamerican languages built with Django (Computer Program)
Title: A smart dictionary for Indigenous Mesoamerican languages built with Django
Author: Neil Ashton
Abstract: Mesolex is a smart dictionary for Nahuatl (and eventually other Indigenous languages of Mexico) built with a combination of the Django web application framework and finite-state morphological analysis. NOTE: as of right now, the morphological analysis is a planned feature. It will be added in a future phase of work.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://github.com/nmashton/mesolex
Secondary URL: http://staging.mesolex.org
Secondary URL Description: username: admin password: Xochitl Development site for Mesolex. Presently password controlled will be open access when made public.
Access Model: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)
Programming Language/Platform: Mesolex is a standard Django app built for easy local development and simple provisioning of and deployment to new instances. Before installing, make sure you have the following prerequisites installed: Python 3.7 Node 10.x Postgres = 11 Elasticsearch 6.x
Source Available?: Yes

Mesolex: Lexicosemantic resources for Mesoamerican Languages (Web Resources)
Title: Mesolex: Lexicosemantic resources for Mesoamerican Languages
Author: Jonathan D. Amith
Abstract: Mesolex is a data portal for lexicosemantic data from a range of Mesoamerican languages. Data sets include dictionaries, word lists, comparative word lists and dictionaries, comparative plant nomenclature, and other materials for understanding the languages and cultures of Mexican Indigenous communities.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://staging.mesolex.org/
Primary URL Description: Username: admin Password: xochitl

Lexicon and audio recordings of Sierra Nororiental de Puebla Nahuat (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Lexicon and audio recordings of Sierra Nororiental de Puebla Nahuat
Author: Ceferino Salgado Castañeda
Author: Jonathan D. Amith
Author: Amelia Domínguez Alcántara
Author: Hermelindo Salazar Osollo
Abstract: This is a long-term project to document the lexicosemantics of the Nahuat spoken in the municipality of Cuetzalan del Progreso, Puebla. Over the past 6 months Amith and Ceferino Salgado have been reviewing each of the 8,000 + entries in terms of sense definitions and illustrative sentences (at least one for every sense). Illustrative sentences are both elaborated by the three native speaker editors and taken from over 200 hours of digital audio recordings (all of which has been transcribed). By the end of this Level 1 Mesolex project the team hopes to have 9,000 entries and 30,000 illustrative sentences, divided between those that were edited and recorded by the lexicographic team and those that were selected and extracted from the corpus. The lexical database and recordings will be archived and published as a corpus by the Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania.
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://staging.mesolex.org/
Primary URL Description: Username: admin Password: xochitl
Access Model: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Lexicon and audio recordings of Yoloxóchitl Mixtec (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Lexicon and audio recordings of Yoloxóchitl Mixtec
Author: Rey Castillo García
Author: Jonathan D. Amith
Abstract: This is a long-term project to document the lexicosemantics of the Mixtec spoken in the village of Yoloxóchitl, municipality of San Luis Acátlan, state of Guerrero, Mexico. Over the past several years Amith and Rey Castillo have been reviewing 2,500 + entries in terms of the orthography and gloss for each entry. Castillo has already recorded each headword, repeated three times in a high quality digital audio recording and each recording will be linked to its headword in the online Mesolex dictionary. Subsequently they will record cognate sets from 4 neighboring villages and spend a year reviewing the sense definitions and illustrative sentences for each entry. By the end of this Level 1 Mesolex project the team hopes to have 2,500 entries with linked headword recordings from Yoloxóchitl and at least one other village as well as preliminary sense definitions for each entry. The lexical database and recordings will be archived and published as a corpus by the Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania.
Year: 2020
Access Model: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)

Comparative plant nomenclature in Totonac villages of the Sierra Nororiental / Norte de Puebla (Database/Archive/Digital Edition)
Title: Comparative plant nomenclature in Totonac villages of the Sierra Nororiental / Norte de Puebla
Author: Osbel López Francisco
Author: Jonathan D. Amith
Abstract: tes
Year: 2020
Primary URL: https://staging.mesolex.org/
Primary URL Description: Forthcoming at Mesolex username: admin password: xochitl
Access Model: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0)


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