The Welsh Natural Language Toolkit (WNLT) is a Welsh Government funded project (£39K) under the Welsh-language technology and digital media grant. The project commenced on 1st July 2015 and is planned to be completed by the end of March 2016. Doug Tudhope is Project Director, Daniel Cunliffe is Project Manager and Andreas Vlachidis is Research Fellow on the project.
WNLT aims to develop a suite of open source software modules that enable Welsh Language computational linguistic applications and strengthening Welsh language technology infrastructure with a set of core Natural Language Processing (NLP) tools.
The project outcomes aim to;
The proposed work will support the Welsh Language Technology domain with a set of NLP tools that drive innovation and advance the development of sophisticated textual analysis solutions.
The WNLT project will deliver four core NLP modules;
A workshop was held at USW (Trefforest) in April 2016 to discuss the results with participants including representatives from Welsh Universities and SMEs, the GATE NLP community and RCAHMW. The presentations are available:
Introduction to Project
The modules are written in JAVA and ‘wrapped’ for execution under the General Architecture for Text Engineering (GATE) framework. They are disseminated under the GNU Lesser General Public License (LGPL).
The WNLT modules can be download from Sourceforge at https://sourceforge.net/projects/wnlt/