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AI project awarded research grant

Dialect attribution takes place in the academic world as well as in the asylum procedure. Linguistic behavior may replace documents supporting a purported residential history. Because of the potentially dire consequences in the legal context, it is importance not to discard any tools available achieving reliability and accuracy.

Drawing both on novel machine learning techniques and good old expert system design, Verified is, with the kind funding of Tillväxtverket, bringing science from the lab to application. In academia as in the court room, the same data should ideally be evaluated the same way and yield the same outcome, at different times and when conferred to different scientist.

Having artificial intelligence addressing the relations between components of composite evidence, which is a part of the project, has wider application than dialect attribution. While immediately affecting the dialectology paradigm, the hope is for this AI solution, project Ilmarinen, to be put to use in, not least, other forensic domains.

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Verified provides expert testimony regarding linguistic behaviour, in particular relating to an individual´s linguistic background. These services are required by police, migration authorities and immigration attorneys for trials in court.  We also assist non governmental organisations.

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Linguistic Origin Identification

Verified provides expert testimony regarding linguistic behaviour, in particular relating to an individual´s linguistic background. These services are required by police, migration authorities and immigration attorneys for trials in court. We also assist non governmental organisations.

Verified employs a dozen of linguists, trained in areas such as creole languages, dialectology, interview technique and forensic phonetics.

Verified has conducted in excess of 24.000 analyses. The use of the same rigorous and well-defined methodology in each case ensures that analysis reports can be assessed and used in a safe and easy way, whether that be during an investigation or in court.

Equally indispensable for a clear and reliable result is the active language competency of a native speaker. To meet this requirement, Verified maintains a network of around 240 native speakers with training in auditory analysis to cover about 100 combinations of linguistic varieties and regions.

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