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Hello, I'm Danny! 👋🏻 I am a linguist. 🗣

I'm a postdoctoral fellow in the Alberta Language Technology Laboratory (ALT Lab) at the University of Alberta. As part of an SSHRC grant on "21st Century Tools for Indigenous Languages", I work with the Cree language communities (especially ᓀᐦᐃᔭᐍᐏᐣ nêhiyawêwin or Plains Cree) to develop digital tools for their language, such as smart online dictionaries, spell checkers, and automated text parsers.

I also work with the Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana to help them revitalize their once-dormant language. We are using archival materials to produce a modern dictionary and grammar of the language.

I run the Digital Linguistics (DLx) project, which provides data formats and web-based tools for working with linguistic data. Check out the DLx developers page or the DLx organization on GitHub.

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  1. The Data Format for Digital Linguistics (DaFoDiL)

    JavaScript 11

  2. A specification for formatting interlinear glossed texts in a way that is computationally parseable


  3. A small JavaScript library for transliterating strings between different orthographies

    JavaScript 2

  4. The academic website of Daniel W. Hieber, linguist

    HTML 2 1

  5. A CSS reset that uses the flexbox model by default

    CSS 7 2

  6. A Node.js library to generate documentation for JSON Schemas

    JavaScript 4 2

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