Research needed: peruse other languages' official test documents
(the Japanese JLPT is a good example here) or similar official or
semi-official word lists, and come up with a list, in something like
importance order, of words that a language "should" have. Perhaps
this has already been done; if so, I couldn't find it, but that
would be fantastic.
The goal is to get a list of 5 or 10 thousand words that we can use
to guide dictionary development; a set of words to form a core "if
you know this you can have a normal conversation" set for learning.
We won't likely make direct use of it this year, but we *will* make
use of it, and when we need it, we'll need it very much.
They say: "The first AIs will be built by the military as weapons."
And I'm thinking: "Does it even occur to you to try for something
other than the default outcome?" See http://shrunklink.com/cdiz
http://www.digitalkingdom.org/~rlpowell/ *** http://www.lojban.org/