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PHILOTIS: State-of-the-art technologies for the recording, analysis and documentation of living languages

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Project PHILOTIS focuses on the creation of the infrastructure, the methodology and the tools for the recording, analysis and documentation of living spoken languages, with emphasis on idioms. The infrastructure is characterized by state-of-the-art multimodal technologies (text, image, audio), while the tools will integrate into an advanced digital platform for language analysis and documentation using machine learning techniques.


The immediate goal is the successful integration of state-of-the-art technologies focused on recording of living spoken languages and their endowment with digital resources and tools with the ultimate goal of maintaining and functioning internationally.


The development support framework utilizes modern technology and adapts to the specific needs and characteristics of the individual languages, offering methodology, good practices and digital services. PHILOTIS presents the dynamics to support excellence and business activity in the field of Language Technology, providing unique resources and cutting-edge technologies. At the same time, it will employ specialized young scientists crossing the borders of the humanities and informatics. The technology will be scalable and reusable, which ensures its viability.


PHILOTIS is a 30-months research and development project implemented at the Athena-Research and Innovation Center in Information, Communication and Knowledge Technologies / Xanthi’s Branch. A Gantt chart for PHILOTIS is shown in the following figure.

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We acknowledge support of this work by the project “PHILOTIS: State-of-the-art technologies for the recording, analysis and documentation of living languages” (MIS 5047429), which is implemented under the “Action for the Support of Regional Excellence”, funded by the Operational Programme “Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation” (NSRF 2014-2020) and co-financed by Greece and the European Union (European Regional Development Fund).