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Toolbox

Toolbox is a data management and analysis tool for field linguists. It is primarily aimed at editing lexical data, and for parsing and interlinearizing text, but it can be used to manage virtually any kind of data.

If you have experience with the Field Linguist's Shoebox, you can think of Toolbox as an enhanced version of Shoebox with a new name. It is fully compatible with Shoebox. You can install Toolbox and use it just as you used Shoebox, with virtually no difference. Because Toolbox is an enhanced version of Shoebox, it is sometimes referred to as Shoebox/Toolbox.

Webonary

A tool for publishing dictionaries (bilingual or multilingual) on the web with a minimum amount of technical skill. 

Webonary includes the ability to set up Google analytics to track how many people visit your dictionary.

SFM2WEB

SFM2Web is a Python3 program that converts materials encoded using SIL's Standard Format Marker format (see a very brief description here) into web pages. The program can convert a lexicon, interlinear texts, Bible books, a multilanguage phrasebook, and language lessons, etc. into xHTML pages with formatting determined by cascading stylesheets (CSS).

These web pages may then be copied to a web server for publication to the Internet or to an intranet. But these aren't the only uses for the web pages. They can also be viewed on a local computer to view and/or check one's own work. Or they can be sent to a dictionary

Phonology Assistant 3

This program keeps track of phonetic data either typed directly in or drawn from one or more data sources (Toolbox, Fieldworks Language Explorer, Speech Analyzer files with transcriptions). If sound files are included in the source data, the user can listen to them directly in Phonology Assistant. PA has many analytical features, such as

  • Creates a phone inventory
  • Compares relative frequencies of phones
  • Computes syllable structures
  • Generates phonotactic charts for all combinations of positions, phones, or features
  • Finds minimal pairs and/
  • ...

Use PC-PATR with FLEx

A tool to use a PC-PATR grammar to (morphologically) disambiguate texts in FLEx.

Use PC-PATR with FLEx is a tool that can use a PC-PATR grammar to disambiguate a text or a portion of a text that has been analyzed in a FieldWorks Language Explorer project. You tell Use PC-PATR with FLEx the PC-PATR grammar file to use. Then you can choose a text or a portion of that text and ask Use PC-PATR with FLEx to try and disambiguate it.

Use PC-PATR with FLEx is compatible with version 9.0.4 Beta or higher of FLEx.

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LibreOffice Linguistic Tools

This add-on inserts linguistic examples into LibreOffice and Apache OpenOffice documents.  It reads XML files from FieldWorks and Toolbox.

Other features include:

  • Data Conversion using SIL Converters.
  • Manage the list of grammatical abbreviations in a document.
  • Practice learning different scripts by typing.

Speech Analyzer

Speech Analyzer is a computer program for recording  and acoustic analysis of speech sounds. You can use it to do the following tasks:

  • Perform fundamental frequency, spectrographic and spectral analysis, and duration measurements.
  • Add phonemic, orthographic, tone, and gloss transcriptions to phonetic transcriptions in an interlinear format.
  • Perform ethnomusicological analysis of music recordings.
  • Use slowed playback, repeat loops and overlays to assist with perception and mimicry of sounds for language learning.

ParatextLexicon

If you work in Paratext and use the Project Interlinearizer to create a word for word back translation of your text, Paratext remembers that data, and how you parse words so that it can automatically supply the glosses as you go along.  But where is all the data from your hard work?  What if you want to use that data to start a dictionary in the language?

This app converts the internal Paratext lexicon file (lexicon.xml) to a SFM (Standard Format Marker) lexicon file.  This is a simple utility to get the Paratext lexicon into a format that can be imported into...

PcPatr Browser

PcPatr Browser

This tool makes it much easier to see the results of syntactic parses produced by the PC-PATR program (https://software.sil.org/pc-patr/).  For each sentence, it shows the interlinear result and the syntactic tree.  When one clicks on a node in the tree, it also shows the features at that node and the rule in the PC-PATR grammar file.

It is a .Net version 2.0 program so it requires a Windows operating system that has .Net version 2.0 or higher installed on it.

XLingPaper

XLingPaper is a way to author and archive linguistic papers or books using XML. Many of us prefer writing XLingPaper files with the XMLmind XML Editor. It makes writing XML much easier than other XML-oriented editors we've used.

This project contains not only the XLingPaper files, but also the configuration files for using XLingPaper with the XMLmind XML Editor.

 

The listed interface languages are for the XMLmind XML Editor.  The XLingPaper-specific dialogs and prompts

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