Many 👪 people check their 📱 devices compulsively, looking for a distraction to fill spare moments. We have coded a mobile app, the Fidget Widget, that encourages people to share tiny bits of what they know about their language while they wait for a 🚌 or brew ☕. The general 💭 idea is to ask simple ❓ questions that can be answered in seconds, such as whether a particular word in their language, which our source matches to "light", means "not dark". Swipe right for yes, left for no, down for don't know, and your 📱 is unlocked... The microdata we harvest from this app will add up to lots of new language information for Kamusi users, while providing fulfillment for fidgeters with a way to feel useful when they check their phone every minute. We have not quite finished the app, however, because we did not have our new graph 🔢 database in service when we programmed the interface. Now we need to tie together the db, authentication, the initial code, and design work we've done on Here! and WordUp!. Please contact us to claim this project as a coder or 💛😇 GOLD Angel.
Meanwhile, if you are tempted by the Fidget Cube in the 📽 video above, won't you instead please impulsively send the dosh to Kamusi to fund the development of truly useful 🔢 data for languages 🌍 worldwide?
These are the languages for which we have datasets that we are actively working toward putting online. Languages that are Active for you to search are marked with "A" in the list below.
•A = Active language, aligned and searchable
•c = Data 🔢 elicited through the Comparative African Word List
•d = Data from independent sources that Kamusi participants align playing 🐥📊 DUCKS
•e = Data from the 🎮 games you can play on 😂🌎🤖 EmojiWorldBot
•P = Pending language, data in queue for alignment
•w = Data from 🔠🕸 WordNet teams
We are actively creating new software for you to make use of and contribute to the 🎓 knowledge we are bringing together. Learn about software that is ready for you to download or in development, and the unique data systems we are putting in place for advanced language learning and technology:
Our biggest struggle is keeping Kamusi online and keeping it free. We cannot charge money for our services because that would block access to the very people we most want to benefit, the students and speakers of languages around the world that are almost always excluded from information technology. So, we ask, request, beseech, beg you, to please support our work by donating as generously as you can to help build and maintain this unique public resource.
Answers to general questions you might have about Kamusi services.
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