My name is Ngoni, a Masters student in Computer Science at the
University of Cape Town. I work in the Digital Libraries Laboratory,
primarily focusing on research based on the preservation and
transcription of the Bleek and Lloyd collection(!xam and !kun), link:
I am attempting to use a crowd-sourced volunteer model to transcribe the
Bleek and Lloyd collection by using thousands of volunteers who will
each transcribe a small amount of text using the transcription tool I've
I noticed on your Facebook group that you do similar research focusing
on indigenous languages.
Would you be able to help me publicize my project to communities who
might have interest in preserving endangered languages or any interested
researchers/people doing similar projects, that might been keen to
participate in this research?
Feel free to visit my project website and test out the transcription
Looking forward to your response.
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Unfortunately it does not look like their is an active editing community at
Dari and thus it would not be eligible. Hopefully one day.
MD, CCFP-EM, Wikipedian
The Wikipedia Open Textbook of Medicine
I think it would be a good idea to develop something like a
strategy/action plan for Wikimedia Indigenous Languages so everybody
would be on the same page and it would be clearer for non-Wikimedians
people of what its our goals and mission. It would also be useful to
show interested people what we can do or offer.
So I'd like to hear everybody ideas, suggestions, concerns and hopes
about this project so we can brainstorm all together.