Categories: language analysis
Is it wise to dismiss the native speaker? A matter of due process
It is time to dispel the bias and recognise the indispensable expertise of the native speaker in language analysis cases in asylum courts – new article
Language analysis still under strain
Jim Hoskin, Dr. Tina Cambier-Langeveld and Prof. Paul Foulkes have endeavoured to provide an objective outline of language analysis in a recently published article, entitled Improving objectivity, balance and forensic fitness in LAAP: a response to Matras, as a result of Prof. Yaron Matras’s Duly verified? Language analysis in UK asylum applications of Syrian refugees.
Know your odds
The Pitfall behind Probability-Based Automatic Dialect Discrimination
The human mind is amazing, but subject to bias. Assessing probabilities is an area where it is particularly justified to carry out one’s arithmetic rather than trusting a hunch. Such as in the case of automatic dialect discrimination, which is used here to illustrate a frequently visited pitfall.
A decision to grant an
Study visit in Austria on Immigration and Asylum
The Austrian Federal Ministry of the Interior (BMI) invited the Turkish Directorate General of Migration Management (DGMM) for a study visit in relation to the Europe Aid project won by Hulla & Co Human Dynamics KG. The three day visit at the beginning of October included a tour of the Joint Operational Office (JOO) in Vienna, Austria, a platform for international investigations into migrant s
VERIFIED to renew contract with Norwegian authorities
With vast numbers of asylum applicants lacking documentation to support their claim, language analysis is a key instrument in the asylum process.
The Norwegian authorities have made language analysis subject to public procurement, requiring, among other things, that native speakers be used and argumentation referring to dialectal features be attested in literature. The decision came as a resul
Asylum data demands stricter security
The threat landscape is evolving and authorities respond by sharpening security requirements. In April of 2019 VERIFIED welcomed a Finnish delegation for a security audit inspection. Following the first steps in the development of the contract between MIGRI and VERIFIED for language analysis, the security audit inspection was conducted in compliance with KATAKRI 2015, a tool containing a set of m
IBM Security summit 2019 convened in Stockholm, on May 14, under the motto “In the face of cyber uncertainty, the world doesn’t need more tools. It needs new rules.”
Important to most enterprises, cyber security is, by necessity, a priority for those handling sensitive data. Entrusted defense and authority data is absolutely crucial.
The aim is to create a better understanding of the threat
Turkey decides winner in call for training in language analysis
The results are in for Turkey’s call for Technical Assistance for Capacity Building for Effective Nationality Determination and Hulla & Co Human Dynamics is going to take care of the capacity building for the project. Verified AB (Sweden), along with Wyg International Danışmanlık Ltd. Şti. (Turkey) and Matbuu Baskı ve İnternet Hiz. Ltd. Şti. (Turkey) have partnered with Hulla & Co Human Dy
Turkey latest country to adopt language tests in asylum procedure
Following a deal made with the European Union to help increase border security and slow down the flow of migrants and refugees travelling through the country, Turkey has published a call for Technical Assistance for Capacity Building for Effective Nationality Determination through the European Commission’s department for International Cooperation and Development. This will allow them to use langua
MIGRIs new provider for Linguistic Origin Identification
On 2018 September 27th, , Verified received notification that its tender to carry out language analysis for the Finnish Immigration Service (Maahanmuuttovirasto) has been approved.
Verified Wins Irish Tender
On 12 September Verified received notification that its tender to carry out language analysis for the Republic of Ireland’s Office of the Refugee Applications Commissioner (ORAC) had been approved over that of the incumbent provider, Sprakab.
معايير الجودة في تحليل اللهجات المحكية على المحك
مرة أخرى نجد أن قضية التوازن الدقيق بين الجودة والسعر فيما يتعلق بالمشتريات الحكومية أصبحت من المواضيع الساخنة والمهمة، لاسيما وأن الهدف مرةً أخرى هو تحليل اللهجات اللغوية.
تتمتع بجودة عالية LOID تحليل اللهجة وفق طريقة
فازت شركة Verified قبل أشهر قليلة بمناقصة عامة أعلنت عنها مصلحة الهجرة السويدية في أواخر العام الماضي وتتعلق بخدمات تنفيذ تحليل اللهجات، حيث حددت المصلحة مجموعة من المتطلبات الأساسية أهمها الجودة.
وقدمت شركة SPRAKAB وهي المزود السابق لخدمات تحليل اللهجة لدى مصلحة الهجرة، طلب استئناف في محكمة الاستئناف الإدارية في بلدية Linköping بالسويد.
وكان الطعن الذي قدمته شركة SPRAKAB ذات طابع تقني، وترك
When Going Cheap becomes Expensive - Quality in Language Analysis under Fire
Yet again the delicate balance between quality and price in public procurement has come under fire—and yet again the target is language analysis.
The LOID Method: Superior Quality
The tender for language analysis services released for public tender by the Swedish Migration Agency late last year was won by Verified a few months ago. Among the essential requirements specified by the agency was quality.
Verified new provider
Following 15 months of innumerable attacks in media and an official investigation regarding use of language testing in the asylum procedure, the Swedish Migration Agency chose to terminate the contract with the provider of language tests before the full term.
The Kim-case: Almost all went wrong
The Swedish Migration Agency wanted the 15-year old boy Kim to be extradited to China. Media did not take any notice, or at least did not publish the correction done by TT claiming that SPRAKAB did only insinuate that the boy Kim was from China and did not write that in their reports.
Quality initiative at Swedish Migration Agency prompts overhaul of language tests
December 2, 2014, Swedish Migration Agency Director-General Anders Danielsson declares 2015 “Year of Quality”. Proving determination to match the motto, December 19, 2014, Sten Heckscher, former president of the Swedish Supreme Administrative Court as well as head of the National Police Board, is given the task of evaluating authority use of linguistic evidence in the asylum procedure.
The Migration Agency’s use of language analysis to be investigated
The Swedish Migration Agency has launched an investigation to evaluate the use of language analysis in asylum procedures.