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Measuring linguistic diversity on the internet

Paolillo, John and Pimienta, Daniel (2005) Measuring linguistic diversity on the internet. In: Measuring Linguistic Diversity on the Internet. Tunis, TUNISIA, pp. 92-104.

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Abstract

UNESCO has been emphasizing the concept of “knowledge societies”, which stresses plurality and diversity instead of a global uniformity in order to bridge the digital divide and to form an inclusive information society. An important theme of this concept is that of multilingualism for cultural diversity and participation for all the languages in cyberspace. There is a growing concern that in the efforts to bridge the digital divide, hundreds of local languages may be side-stepped, albeit unintentionally. Hence, the importance attached to linguistic diversity and local content as part of an Action Line of the WSIS Action Plan for which UNESCO has the responsibility of coordination.

Item Type:Book Section
Subjects:H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Divisions:Computer Science and Information System (Formerly known)
ID Code:3407
Deposited By: Mrs Rozilawati Dollah @ Md Zain
Deposited On:23 May 2007 23:56
Last Modified:03 Aug 2017 04:47

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