STUDENT EVENT | Teaching computers to read Ladino, a heritage language of Sephardic Jews

How do you teach a computer to read an endangered language -- and a language that many people don't even know exists? While machine learning technology has enabled us to read and research texts online in many languages, there's one language that our computers and smartphones have yet to learn: Ladino, a heritage language of Sephardic Jews.

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Sephardic Jews in Turkey were told to assimilate. Today’s generation is reclaiming its identity through the Ladino language

For student Nesi Altaras, studying Ladino isn't only about learning the language of his family: it means reversing an assimilationist agenda against Turkish Jews that began in the 20th century — and continues today.