Kevin Scannell

Kevin Scannell (Computational Linguistics Software Developer)

Kevin Scannell is Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Saint Louis University in the USA. He has collaborated with dozens of language communities around the world to create freely available and reusable language resources. His main focus has been on software to help Irish speakers use their language online, including a spell checker, grammar checker, electronic thesaurus, software localizations (Firefox, LibreOffice, Gmail), and text input methods for mobile devices. He has consulted on the Royal Irish Academy’s Foclóir na Nua-Ghaeilge and on the New English-Irish Dictionary published by An Gúm. In 2011, he founded the Indigenous Tweets project to promote the use of indigenous and minority languages in social media.