Language technology

What is Oqaaserpassualeriffik?

Oqaaserpassualeriffik (literally ‘a place where one deals with lots of words’) is a subdivision of the Language Secretariat, Oqaasileriffik (literally ‘a place where one deals with words’).

Oqaaserpassualeriffik’s primary task is the development of a fully developed language technology program for Kalaallisut, which may cover the whole group of tools, including automatic translation.

At present areas of responsibility include the development of a Greenlandic-Danish-Greenlandic translation machine.

The Government of Greenland financed the machine translation project and will run from 2017 to the end of 2021.

The machine translation will be publicly available in early 2022 from Oqaasileriffiks website.

If you want to know more about the machine translation project, click on this link: Machine translation from Greenlandic to Danish and vice versa