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Lead Developer / Application Development Specialist
Mother Tongues / National Research Council Canada
Language, Sustainability and Transnationalism
Aidan Pine is a linguist and full-stack developer currently working with the National Research Council's Indigenous Language Technology Project.
Aidan also founded and is the lead developer for Mother Tongues, an organization which releases open source software for language revitalization, including Mother Tongues Dictionaries which is free and open-source dictionary software used by dozens of Indigenous languages in Canada, USA, Japan, and around the world.
As a settler Canadian raised in the territories of the Songhees, Esquimalt and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples, Aidan is interested in the ways critical, anti-colonial and collaborative approaches to developing technology can assist Indigenous language revitalization efforts. Projects Aidan is currently researching involve data visualization, computational language modelling, visual programming interfaces, and speech synthesis.
Research Interests: Language revitalization, linguistics, natural language processing, human computer interaction, anti-colonial methodologies.