Modelling Nigerian Language Archival System Using Blockchain Technology
The goal of this paper is to model the storage and retrieval of language data using blockchain technology and also the exploration of the mining properties thereof
Blockchain Technology a viable solution
The era of traditional storage has been phased out by the introduction of computing technology. Nowadays, storage goes beyond the use of computer PCs storage space. The evolution of storage is pertinent especially when it involves the use of virtual spaces which cannot be accessed physically but via virtual means. Nigeria has an estimate of over 450 languages, and one language alone is large compared to having over 450 different language construct, which requires more resources. In retrospect, theoretically but not practically, it is cumbersome to harmonize and put all into a single large repository for mining.
The goal of this paper is to model the storage and retrieval of language data using blockchain technology and also the exploration of the mining properties thereof, which is basically the extraction of some underlying meanings in a language, processing the various idioms, proverbs and quaint statements in such a language.
The authors are of the opinion that the approach in which various arrays of entities are stored plays a vital role and thus models the behavior involved in the storage and that of mining. The methodology employed in this research is descriptive and prescriptive.
The authors explore the various building blocks or chains available in the storage and retrieval of information. The abstraction of the various stages and modules involved in the process mirrors the practice of transparency which the blockchain technology is widely known for. This work recommends that different stakeholders in the ‘Nigerian Language project’ adopt the blockchain driven model for archiving data and, further, investigate the full benefits of blockchain technology. In effect, languages going into extinct could be revived.
- Category : Research / Software Development
- Date : February 11, 2019
- Client : NIGERIA