Welsh language-technology gets global recognition

TECHNOLOGY aimed at helping businesses use the Welsh language has been so successful it is being copied as far afield as China and Sri Lanka.
A small team at Canolfan Bedwyr, a unit at Bangor University, has for several years been creating Welsh-language computer spell-checkers, screen readers and synthetic voices.

The unit – which brings together linguists and IT experts – also creates generic computer tools that can be adapted for use in other languages.
The centre’s model for standardising technical terms was borrowed recently by the Chinese government when it introduced new legislation. [click heading for more]