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Research Outreach Featuring OBDILCI

Reliably exploring the presence of languages on the Internet, Issue 139, January 2024

OBDILCI in Art

The following original 2023 art creation, The More The Better (Two Truths and a Lie), from Mihàly Kornai, made use of the OBDILCI model results.

It is a multimedia installation exploring the relationship between foreign languages and trustworthiness which consists of 100 videos in the 100 most prevalent languages on the internet, looping on used devices and hanging from a single metal structure.

The size of each screen was determined by the percentage of global internet content in that language, and despite the visible disparities in size, every voice can be heard at the exact same volume.

OBDILCI in the News

2023 – Expressodasilhas Cabo Verde : https://expressodasilhas.cv/opiniao/2023/10/02/a-brecha-digital-e-a-governacao-da-internet/87925

2023 – Les-News.fr : https://www.erudit.org/en/journals/mi/1900-v1-n1-mi06769/1086414ar/

2023 – VRAL Tech Wire : https://wraltechwire.com/2023/07/21/balancing-best-worst-of-a-world-with-ai-imagining-the-internet-report-cites-dangers-benefits/

2023 – African Business : https://african.business/2023/06/technology-information/amharic-converter-tool-extends-internet-accessibility-for-ethiopians 

2023  – OEI/CILPE23 : https://twitter.com/EspacioOEI/status/1661432618339164166

2022 – Le Devoir : https://www.ledevoir.com/societe/686892/nous-sommes-321-millions-de-francophones-dans-le-monde

022 – Le Devoir : https://www.ledevoir.com/documents/cahier_special/pdf/ca28330ec9dd30d1eb66878cfe5d930f0166df24.pdf

2022 – Radio Canada : https://ici.radio-canada.ca/ohdio/premiere/emissions/dans-la-mosaique/segments/entrevue/415666/place-francais-sur-internet

2022 – L’Actualité : https://lactualite.com/societe/non-langlais-ne-represente-pas-50-du-web/

2022 – The Limited Times : https://newsrnd.com/news/2022-06-10-don-t-say–streamer—say–joueur-en-direct—the-battle-for-the-language-of-the-future-begins.BJxXU1PxKq.html

2022 – RFI : https://www.rfi.fr/fr/monde/20221117-plus-de-60-de-ceux-qui-utilisent-le-français-au-quotidien-se-trouvent-en-afrique

2022 – LINFODROME : https://www.linfodrome.com/high-tech/81210-cyberespace-top-quatre-des-langues-les-plus-utilisees-en-ligne

2022 – Vatican News : https://www.vaticannews.va/fr/monde/news/2022-11/sommet-francophonie-francais-defi-internet.html

2022 – Sommet de la Francophonie : https://tanikomadagascar.wordpress.com/2022/11/20/sommet-de-la-francophonie-le-francais-face-au-defi-dinternet/

2022 – TV5 Monde : https://information.tv5monde.com/info/sommet-de-la-francophonie-ou-en-est-l-usage-du-francais-dans-le-monde-478598

2022 – Actual News Magazine : https://actualnewsmagazine.com/english/we-are-321-million-french-speakers-in-the-world-according-to-the-latest-olf-report/

2022 – Les français.Press : https://lesfrancais.press/sommet-de-la-francophonie-djerba-2022/

2022 – Diario de Noticias : https://www.dn.pt/opiniao/como-e-hoje-a-presenca-da-lingua-portuguesa-na-internet-15370680.html

2022 – Plataforma Media : https://www.plataformamedia.com/en/2022/11/25/how-is-the-presence-of-the-portuguese-language-on-the-internet-today/

2022 – News Alain : https://fr.al-ain.com/article/francophonie-quotidien-afrique

2022 – El Pais – Babelia : https://elpais.com/babelia/2022-06-10/no-diga-streamer-diga-joueur-en-direct-comienza-la-batalla-por-la-lengua-del-futuro.html

2021:- RABBLE Canada : rabble.ca/human-rights/language-diversity-and-the-internet/


OBDILCI in Blogs

2024 – Contribution to Elon University Report “The Impact of AI By 2040

2024 – The European Observatory of Multilingualism praises our new site and products in a post.

2023 – The Best / Worst of Digital Future 2035 Imagining the Internet, Elon University

2023: Troisième lecture du projet de loi C-1 sur la diffusion des contenus en ligne, Groupe sénatorial les Progressistes (Canada)

2023: Come l’Intelligenza Artificiale cambierà la nostra vita , Massa Critica 

2023: PLURILINGUISME, MÉDIAS ET NTIC, Observatoire européeen du multilinguisme (OEP)

2023: Table Ronde La diversité linguistique à l’heure du numérique, OIF

2023: “How can we improve collective intelligence in a multilingual context?“, Imminent Question of the Year  (English and français)

2023: As AI Spreads, Experts Predict the Best and Worst Changes in Digital Life by 2035, PEW Research Center report

2023: Imminent Report: Collective Intelligence Is Found in Cultural and Linguistic Diversity, SLATORLanguage Industry Intelligence 

2023: Concluye CILPE 2023 haciendo un llamado a apostar por el lenguaje claro y fomentar la producción de contenidos web en español y portugués, OEI

2023: Une francophonie en évolution profonde (Mappamundi), Yves Montenay Blog d’Histoire, Culture, Economie et Géopolitique

2023: ‘A presença dos países de língua portuguesa na Internet. Um recurso estratégico de desenvolvimento das sociedades‘, Ciberdúvidas da Língua Portuguesa

2022: Francophonie Summit: French facing the challenge of the Internet, Institution Louisette-Marie Arnaud

2022: Les acteurs du plurilinguisme : Ressources pour le plurilinguisme, Observatoire européen du multilinguisme

2022 :  Francophonie, état des lieux, Yves Montenay Blog d’Histoire, Culture, Economie et Géopolitique

2021: Language Diversity and the Internet Centre for Communication Rights

2021: HOW DIGITAL INCLUSION CAN IMPROVE PEOPLE’S LIVES AND PROMOTE SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT, International Labor Organization
2020: Language technology for all: expanding digital opportunities , Wycliff Canada

2019: What if the Internet were an ally of linguistic diversity? CCCBLAB

2019: La « découvrabilité programmée »…des géants du Web , Les amis de la radio-diffusion

2019: An in depth look at digital content and its impact on your business/,AKORBI

2018: Le net, une opportunité pour le gascon ? Escòla Gaston Febus

2018: Comment les chiffres (tronqués) minimisent la francophonie à l’étranger, Yves Montenay Blog d’Histoire, Culture, Economie et Géopolitique

2018: Survey IX: The Future of Well-Being in a Tech-Saturated World. Elon University

2017: Pew Research THE FUTURE OF FREE SPEECH, TROLLS, ANONYMITY AND FAKE NEWS ONLINE

Citations

Different articles around the theme of languages on the Internet, in French, Spanish or English, gather together a little more than 130 citations.

The article Twelve years of measuring linguistic diversity in the Internet: balance and perspectives, English and French – (UNESCO – 2009) gathers 154 citations.

The article Measuring linguistic diversity on the Internet English, French and Russian (UNESCO – 2005) gathers 119 citations. 

More Citations

2024: L’apport de la mise en œuvre de la Convention de l’UNESCO de 2005 dans l’environnement numérique à la transmission intra et intergénérationnelle des langues

2024: Rapport au Parlement sur la langue française 2024 (page 79)

2023: Contribution de la francophonie au pacte numérique mondial 

2022: European Language Equality (ELE) – Report on the French Language

2022: Un Marc sociolingüístic igualitari per a la llengua catalana

2022 – Tracer la fragmentation numérique au niveau de l’utilisateur : la génération Y et la génération Z dans une perspective européenne

2022: La irrupción de los traductores neuronales en sistemas de actividad lingüística reglada: Distorsiones, conflictos e innovaciones

2021: Towards Language Sensitivity and Diversity in the Digital Humanities

2020: Multilingualism and the Internet, Wiley Online Library

2020: Panukalang Instrumento sa PagtatayaHinggil sa Sitwasyon ng Wika sa Internet (Proposed Tool in Assessing Language Situation in the Internet)

2019: English Is No Longer the Lingua Franca of Business on the Internet

Projects by OBDILCI

  • Indicators for the Presence of Language in the Internet
  • The Languages of France in the Internet
  • French in the Internet
  • Portuguese in the Internet
  • Spanish in the Internet
  • AI and Multilingualism
  • DILINET
  • Pre-historic Projects…