Berkeley Initiative
Computer Assisted Linguistics

We put the GUI in linguistics!


The Berkeley Initiative For Computer Assisted Linguistics (BIFoCAL) is an organization committed to promoting cooperation between computer-assisted linguistics projects based both at U.C. Berkeley and other nearby universities. It does this in two ways. First, it holds regular meetings consisted of technically oriented linguists so that they can exchange information and ideas with each other. Second, it holds workshops to train non-technical linguists to use new tools and technologies. Members of BIFoCAL work with OLAC and EMELD and are committed to encouraging the use of open standards to ensure maximum longevity and exchangeabity of linguistics resources.

BIFoCAL documents

Dimensions of software functionality
A Gentle Introduction to Metadata
Ancient Near Eastern Scripts, Indo-European, and Unicode


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