The Welsh Natural Language Toolkit (WNLT) was a Welsh Government funded project (2015-2016) under the Welsh-language technology and digital media grant. Doug Tudhope was Project Director, Daniel Cunliffe Project Manager and Andreas Vlachidis the 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 within the GATE framework.
The project aims to
The proposed work supports the Welsh Language Technology domain with a set of NLP tools that facilitate the development of sophisticated textual analysis solutions.
The WNLT project delivers 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/
A second stage of the work took place under the WNLT2 project.