Language Mapping of the Cordillera Administrative Region Using Relational Model

  • Dalos D. Miguel Saint Louis University, Philippines
  • John Austin T. Andres Saint Louis University, Philippines
  • Heidi F. Batara Saint Louis University, Philippines
  • Raquel S. Bautista Saint Louis University, Philippines
  • Leonardo B. Gavino III Saint Louis University, Philippines
  • Karl Adrian G. Laroya Saint Louis University, Philippines
  • Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado Saint Louis University, Philippines
  • Rianne Justin R. Policarpio Saint Louis University, Philippines
  • Graeven Yuri B. Videz Saint Louis University, Philippines

Abstract

Purpose – Various studies have already done the language mapping of the different languages of the Philippines, though it only consists of the most popular languages per region. Specifically for the Cordillera Administrative Region (CAR), there is a lack of studies regarding mapping its indigenous languages to their respective communities. Resources and data about its languages are also insufficient, contributing to the language barrier problem.

Method – The study created a relational model containing CAR’s languages mapped to their respective communities, along with a translation of prevalent phrases, which are used in a language mapping application. The data was collected from online sources and the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA). Native speakers of the languages involved were also sought after to translate prevalent phrases into their respective languages.

Results – The relational model revealed that there are 22 languages spoken in CAR. The developed language mapping application displayed CAR's provinces, municipalities, languages, dialects, and translated phrases from specific languages to enable users to gain new insights about the region.

Conclusion – The study was able to create a functional prototype that can present information about the different provinces of CAR, especially its indigenous languages. Through the prototype, the study has shown the importance of preserving CAR’s cultural heritage.

Recommendations – Future studies are recommended to further understand CAR’s linguistic landscape. Further research about other Philippine regions’ linguistic landscape is also recommended. To do so requires more data to be collected about commonly spoken languages and their dialects.

Research Implications – The created prototype may benefit tourists in knowing more about CAR and its indigenous languages by presenting information and language translations of the region. The study may also benefit future researchers and aid in preserving CAR’s culture.

Author Biographies

Dalos D. Miguel, Saint Louis University, Philippines

Dalos D. Miguel is a faculty member of the School of Accountancy, Management, Computing, and Information Studies at Saint Louis University. His specialization includes the subjects of computer Programming, Structure of Programming Languages, and Natural Language Processing. Through his expertise and knowledge, he can guide student researchers in their research endeavors.

John Austin T. Andres, Saint Louis University, Philippines

John Austin T. Andres, Heidi F. Batara, Raquel S. Bautista, Leonardo B. Gavino III, Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, and Graeven Yuri B. Videz are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Saint Louis University.

Heidi F. Batara, Saint Louis University, Philippines

John Austin T. Andres, Heidi F. Batara, Raquel S. Bautista, Leonardo B. Gavino III, Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, and Graeven Yuri B. Videz are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Saint Louis University.

 

Raquel S. Bautista, Saint Louis University, Philippines

John Austin T. Andres, Heidi F. Batara, Raquel S. Bautista, Leonardo B. Gavino III, Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, and Graeven Yuri B. Videz are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Saint Louis University.

 

Leonardo B. Gavino III, Saint Louis University, Philippines

John Austin T. Andres, Heidi F. Batara, Raquel S. Bautista, Leonardo B. Gavino III, Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, and Graeven Yuri B. Videz are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Saint Louis University.

Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Saint Louis University, Philippines

John Austin T. Andres, Heidi F. Batara, Raquel S. Bautista, Leonardo B. Gavino III, Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, and Graeven Yuri B. Videz are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Saint Louis University.

Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Saint Louis University, Philippines

John Austin T. Andres, Heidi F. Batara, Raquel S. Bautista, Leonardo B. Gavino III, Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, and Graeven Yuri B. Videz are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Saint Louis University.

 

Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, Saint Louis University, Philippines

John Austin T. Andres, Heidi F. Batara, Raquel S. Bautista, Leonardo B. Gavino III, Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, and Graeven Yuri B. Videz are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Saint Louis University.

 

Graeven Yuri B. Videz, Saint Louis University, Philippines

John Austin T. Andres, Heidi F. Batara, Raquel S. Bautista, Leonardo B. Gavino III, Karl Adrian G. Laroya, Rodolfo Aaron E. Mercado, Rianne Justin R. Policarpio, and Graeven Yuri B. Videz are graduates of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science (BSCS) from Saint Louis University.

Published
2024-05-16
How to Cite
MIGUEL, Dalos D. et al. Language Mapping of the Cordillera Administrative Region Using Relational Model. International Journal of Computing Sciences Research, [S.l.], v. 8, p. 2841-2853, may 2024. ISSN 2546-115X. Available at: <//stepacademic.net/ijcsr/article/view/518>. Date accessed: 24 july 2024.
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