Malay Language Computing is a research programme conducted by the Language Research Division of Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka in the framework of building and developing Malay as a competent global language.
The programme relies on three main components, namely:
||Computer as a tool for language research;|
||Language as an object of study; and|
||Techniques associated with language processing, particularly in the research methodology of corpus linguistics and linguistic computing.|
In short, this programme is also known as KOMBAT (computer, language, technique).
This programme aims to:
Provide research infrastructure such as digital text corpus, language processing software and language reference material (such as language guidelines and rules) in e-text form..
||Conduct language research studies and processing based on a corpus of collected data. The results will be disseminated in the form of project reports, articles or working papers. |
This programme comprises three major projects, namely:
1. Corpus database
2. Lexicography database
3. General database