Digital language typology: mining from the surface to the core

Project: Research project

Project Details

Description (abstract)

Digital language typology (DLT) is a multi-disciplinary project intending to produce a computer-based platform that will be able to assess the structurally manifested family relationships within any set of languages with appropriate large digital textual and speech material. To this end, we have collected a group of specialists from phonetics, linguistics, and computer science. DLT is part of the Finnish Academy Digital Humanities programme, which includes novel methods and techniques in which digital technologies and state-of-the-art computational science methods are used for collecting, managing, and analysing data in humanities and social sciences research. The principal investigators are Martti Vainio (University of Helsinki, coordinator), Hannu Toivonen (University of Helsinki), and Markku Turunen (University of Tampere).
Short titleDigital Language Typology
Effective start/end date01/01/201631/12/2019


  • Academy of Finland: €370,814.00

Fields of Science

  • 113 Computer and information sciences
  • 6121 Languages