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An ambitious experiment involving the use of mobile phones in a remote corner of Papua New Guinea, is about to be launched by researchers from the University of Melbourne. The project, led by Associate Professor Steven Bird of the Department of Computing and Information Systems, will travel to Papua New Guinea to investigate the preservation of indigenous languages.

The University of Melbourne has responded to the rise in mobile traffic to its suite of websites with the development of the ‘Unimelb’ iPhone application for staff and students.

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