Our aim is to give people the ability to use their mother tongue in everyday, electronic communication in a digital world, no matter where they are and whatever language they speak.


The main project of the CIDLeS Media Lab is Poio, a free and open source predictive text and transliteration system for under-resourced languages. We support text input for languages like Bavarian, Chechen and Sorbian on mobile phones and desktop computers.

Poio also contains a collection of software tools and libraries for researchers working on language documentation, descriptive linguistics and language typology. It allows linguists to manage and analyze their data.

Go to the pages of Poio

Research Centre

CIDLeS (Centro Interdisciplinar de Documentação Linguística e Social) is an interdisciplinary non-profit centre dedicated to the documentation and preservation of the linguistic (and cultural) heritage in Europe.

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