Kamusi Labs is the development wing of the Kamusi Project. We are doing research on many tracks, developing language technologies that nobody knows they need, with unknown market demand, that nobody is paying to bring into existence. Nevertheless, we are going ahead with the work - we've got a great team working on more than a dozen different projects, most joining remotely from universities around the world. These projects are intended to solve a range of language technology problems that have previously been too pernicious, but become realizable as a result of our unique molecular data structure.
We have a long set of coding and 🔢 data tasks that will result in a range of tools to use language in ways that have never before been possible. Many of these tasks can be implemented immediately by talented coders. We welcome volunteer hackers, or students seeking exciting research projects, to contact us to discuss how you can jump in.
Of course, much or our work would go much more quickly and reliably if we could pay professional developers. Please help us locate 💛😇 GOLD Angels who can support infrastructure development.
Here are some of the work elements you can help do or fund:
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
Answers to general questions you might have about Kamusi services.
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