Best Practices for a Multilingual Website/Database

By Urmi Parekh (MA student in English at Northeastern University). In Spring 2022, I undertook an environmental scan on preferred practices for multilingual interfaces, in order to gain some insight for creating a multilingual/translingual database for Boston’s Chinatown via the BRC’s Chinatown Collections project. The important starting points were to learn more about the community’s […]

Word Embedding Models for Community Newspapers: How the East Boston Community News Envisions the Future

As I have been working with The East Boston Community News (EBCN) and thinking about how I could computationally derive meaning from the newspaper’s 471 issues, I/the BRC team decided to investigate two main questions: how do communities share information, and how do they envision their future?. As a way of beginning to explore these […]