Mother tongue languages are very much important to people because they have associative relationship with cultures and customs which
define who we are as people. Failure to speak one's mother tongue languages threatens the languages and there is a tendency the languages
are annihilated over time. People are also feeling neglected because they are being forced to speak systematized languages across the regions
(they feel a loss of connectivity to their world), for instance within the western region of Nigeria, everyone is forced to speak Yoruba irrespective
of their native languages. English is also adopted as an official language to ease communication. So fears of losing their customs, traditions, culture
and languages grow among the native speakers of various languages.
It is revealed that there is a loss of connection and reduce the rate of assimilation, as most of the pupils would have preferred if the explanations could be offered in their mother tongues. It is true, human relationships are lost in the process of systematization of languages, simply because you lose the intimacy that belongs to the mother tongue.
More also, mother tongue project can contribute peace to the ongoing uprisings in Africa, specifically Nigeria where the Eastern region is clamoring for secession. They feel neglected, but also think the only way their custom and language can be sustained is to secede from Nigeria, and build their own nation. If this study can get much interest, it will help in sustaining not only their languages, cultures but will enhance quality of education within Africa.
The fear of extinction of languages, cultures and customs becomes the utmost concern. "Digital humanities" has played a vital role ensuring "digitization is conceptualized into humanities by adopting "sociology of design and data science techniques" to "unbundle" the hegemonic ideas.
The originality of one's cultures becomes bleak as we tend to lose connectivity with our mother-tongue languages. We tend to appreciate easy flow of communication due to the adoption of systemization which makes it easy for people from different backgrounds to communicate. Nevertheless the dangers posed are more disadvantageous to the mother tongue languages and the cultures than the good. The true value of mother tongue languages vanishes from generation to another. The relationship is always master-servant relationship, the hegemony is shaped by political, social and economic interaction, as advanced by Marx in his dialectical materialism.
Aims to discover and extract actionable knowledge from data, that is, knowledge that can be used to make decisions and predictions, not just to explain what is going on by structuring a suitable algorithm for more robust research in digital humanities which will be more practical rather than usual statistical data analysis, but a pattern which the methodology for prediction can be evaluated.
The research explores the intersection of digital tools and methods with one or more artefacts, cultural expressions or processes studied in the humanities or interpretative social sciences. Examples might include:
- The reconstruction of historical persons and communities from scattered evidence;
- The modeling of literary contexts; the formation of identities through online activities;
- The exploration of the relationship between verbal description and visual representation;
- The online imagining of diasporic communities and the visualization of data from historic sources.
Discourse analysis and deconstructionism will be used to examine and de- construct the use of language, while content analysis of documents will be adopted to identify patterns, themes, and categories. The sampling method shall be purposive and accidental as published document will be the source of data. Inclusion criteria for the selection process shall be broad as research subjects in research settings shall be native users of the language so as ascertain the extent of mother-tongue extinction. The researcher will triangulate between research methods, ethnographic assessments using interviews and observations to get a deeper insight into the nature and pattern of languages will also be adopted. Summative content shall be used to predetermine codes or criteria to evaluate a specific portion of a document, this will allow categorization and frequency counts during the analysis. A translator shall be recruited to bridge communication gap between the researcher and the participants in different research settings to forestall methodological inconsistencies. Reliability and validity checks shall also be conducted.The raw materials of data science are not independent data sets, no matter how large they are, but heterogeneous, unstructured data set of all kinds – text, images, video. The data scientist will not simply analyze the data, but will look at it from many angles, with the hope of discovering new insights. One of the problems with conducting such an in-depth, exploratory analysis is that the multiple data sets that are typically required to do so are often found within organizational silos; be they different lines of business in a company, different companies in an industry or different institutions across society at large. Data science platforms and tools aim to address this problem by working with, linking together and analyzing data sets previously locked away in disparate silos. In this study, an evaluation of its survivability will be critically analyzed to devise a repository model from predictive analytics approach using self-described algorithm. Suitably designed machine learning algorithms help find such patterns for us. To be useful both practically and scientifically, the patterns must be predictive.
Digital Humanities is a natural outgrowth and expansion of the traditional scope of the Humanities, not a replacement or rejection of traditional humanistic inquiry. In fact, the role of the humanist is critical at this historic moment, as our cultural legacy is migrated to digital formats and our relation to knowledge, cultural material, technology, and society is radically re-conceptualized.
The mere use of digital tools for the purpose of humanistic research and communication does not qualify as Digital Humanities. Nor, as already noted, is Digital Humanities to be understood as the study of digital artifacts, new media, or contemporary culture in place of physical artifacts, old media, or historical culture. On the contrary, Digital Humanities understands its object of study as the entire human record, from prehistory to the present. This is why fields such as classics and archaeology have played just as important a role in the development of Digital Humanities as has, for example, media studies. This is also why some of the major sectors of Digital Humanities research extend outside the traditional core of the humanities to embrace quantitative methods from the social and natural sciences as well as techniques and modes of thinking from the arts.