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(2017-Present) Lead Developer: Corpus of al-Qa’ida English-Language Periodicals
This corpus contains over 380,000 words from sixteen issues of Inspire, the magazine produced by al-Qa’ida. All content from the magazines is provided in text format in individual and conjoined files, and basic statistical data are included. The corpus can be downloaded here (2.0 MB), and the original PDFs can be downloaded here (440 MB).

(2016-Present) Lead Developer: Corpus of Da'esh English-Language Periodicals
This corpus contains over 515,000 words from fifteen issues of Dabiq and seven issues of Rumiyah, the two magazines produced by Da'esh (i.e. the Islamic State). All content from the magazines is provided in text format in individual and conjoined files, and basic statistical data are included. The corpus can be downloaded here (3.7 MB), and the original PDFs can be downloaded here (870 MB).

(2016-Present) Linguist Consultant: Expressions of Transformations of Gender, Family, and Status in Eastern and Central Africa (500-1800 CE)
In collaboration with Drs. Christine Saidi, Cymone Fourshey, and Rhonda Gonzalez, responsible for initial development and maintenance of a database with relevant historic, ethnographic, and linguistic information; funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities.

(2016-2017) Lead Developer: Kaqchikel Online Dictionary Project
In collaboration with Ambrosia Chavez Cuma, responsible for developing and importing data into a searchable database, in addition to making and parsing native speaker audio recordings.

(2015-2016) Research Assistant: Digitization of Volga German Texts
In collaboration with Dr. Yuri Yerastov, responsible for transcribing handwritten letters and assisting in development of a database with equivalent terms in Volga German, High German, and English; funded by the Kansas Humanities Council.

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