Newly Awarded Research Grant

Research grant awarded by the Marsden Fund (Te Pūtea Rangahau a Marsden) of the Royal Society (Te Apārangi) of Aotearoa New Zealand 
Amount: US $256,000

Awarded to Sally Akevai Nicholas (PI, Massey University, Auckland, New Zealand) and her colleague Dartmouth Professor Rolando Coto-Solano for their linguistic research on Cook Islands Māori. The research project focuses on the co-creation of language revitalization resources using natural language processing, including automatic speech recognition transcriptions, morphological tagging, and syntactic parsing.

Research project title: Development and optimisation of Te Vairanga Tuatua, a multimedia-multipurpose corpus of Cook Islands Māori