Category: Research Projects

Genre Classification

We investigated appropriate ontologies and optimal supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods for the development of genre classifiers, specifically for resource-scarce languages.

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Automatic Compound Processing (AuCoPro)

PROJECT: Automatic Compound Processing   Abbreviation AuCoPro DURATION 2012-2014 FUNDED BY: Dutch Language Union (Belgium, The Netherlands) Department of Arts and Culture (South Africa) National Research Foundation (South Africa) (Grant number: 81794) European Network on Word Structure (NetWordS) (European Science Foundation) (Grant number: 5570) PROJECT URLS https://sourceforge.net/projects/aucopro/ https://gerhard.pro/aucopro PROJECT LEADERS GERHARD

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Heeringa, De Wet & Van Huyssteen 2015

Heeringa, Wilbert, Febe De Wet, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2015. “Afrikaans and Dutch as closely-related languages: A comparison to West Germanic languages and Dutch dialects.” Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics Plus 47:1-18. doi: 10.5842/47-0-649.

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Van Huyssteen & Verhoeven 2014

Van Huyssteen, Gerhard B., and Ben. Verhoeven. 2014. “A taxonomy for Afrikaans and Dutch compounds.” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014): The First Workshop on Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis (ComAComA), Dublin, Ireland.

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Van Huyssteen et al 2014

Van Huyssteen, Gerhard B., Walter Daelemans, Menno M. Van Zaanen, and Ben. Verhoeven. 2014. Resources for compound processing. North-West University: Potchefstroom, South Africa; University of Antwerp: Antwerp, Belgium; University of Tilburg: Tilburg, The Netherlands.

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Van Zaanen et al 2014

van Zaanen, Menno M., Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen, Suzanna Aussems, Chris Emmery, and Roald Eiselen. 2014. “The development of Dutch and Afrikaans language resources for compound boundary analysis.” Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation (LREC 2014), Reykjavik, Iceland.

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Verhoeven et al 2014a

Verhoeven, Ben, Menno M Van Zaanen, Walter Daelemans, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2014. “Automatic compound processing: compound splitting and semantic analysis for Afrikaans and Dutch.” Proceedings of the 25th International Conference on Computational Linguistics (COLING 2014): The First Workshop on Computational Approaches to Compound Analysis (ComAComA), Dublin, Ireland.

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Verhoeven et al 2014b

Verhoeven, Ben, Gerhard B Van Huyssteen, Menno M. Van Zaanen, and Walter Daelemans. 2014. Annotation guidelines for compound analysis. In CLiPS Technical Report Series (CTRS). Number 5. Antwerp: University of Antwerp.

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Verhoeven & Van Huyssteen 2013

Verhoeven, Ben, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2013. “More than only noun-noun compounds: towards an annotation acheme for the semantic modelling of other noun compound types.” Proceedings of Ninth Joint ACL – ISO Workshop on Interoperable Semantic Annotation.

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Snyman, Van Huyssteen & Daelemans 2012

Snyman, Dirk, Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen, and Walter Daelemans. 2012. “Cross-lingual genre classification for closely related languages.” Proceedings of the Twenty-Third Annual Symposium of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, Pretoria, South Africa.

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De Wet, De Waal & Van Huyssteen 2011

De Wet, F, A De Waal, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2011. “Developing a broadband automatic speech recognition system for Afrikaans.” Proceedings of the 12th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (Interspeech 2011):3185-3188.

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Heeringa, De Wet & Van Huyssteen 2011

Heeringa, Wilbert, Febe De Wet, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2011. “Afrikaans and Dutch as closely related languages: a comparison to West Germanic languages and Dutch dialects.” Methods in Dialectology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada.

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Pilon & Van Huyssteen 2011

Pilon, Suléne, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2011. “Technology recycling for closely related languages: Dutch and Afrikaans.” 21th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN) 2011, University College Ghent, Ghent, Belgium.

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Snyman, Van Huyssteen & Daelemans 2011

Snyman, Dirk P., Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen, and Walter Daelemans. 2011. “Automatic genre classification for resource scarce languages.” Proceedings of the 2011 Conference of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa, Vanderbijlpark, South Africa.

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Pilon, Van Huyssteen & Augustinus 2010

Pilon, Suléne, Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen, and Liesbeth Augustinus. 2010. “Converting Afrikaans to Dutch for technology recycling.” Proceedings of the 2010 Conference of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa:219-224.

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Schlünz, Barnard & Van Huyssteen 2010

Schlünz, Georg I., Etienne Barnard, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2010. “Part-of-speech effects on text-to-speech synthesis.” Proceedings of the 2010 Conference of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa:257-262.

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Van Huyssteen & Davel 2010

Van Huyssteen, Gerhard B., and M. Davel. 2010. “Learning rules and categorization networks for language standardization.” Proceedings of the North American Chapter of the Association for Computational Linguistics (NAACL) Workshop on Extracting and Using Constructions in Computational Linguistics:39-46.

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Van Huyssteen & Pilon 2010b

Van Huyssteen, Gerhard B., and Suléne Pilon. 2010. “A Dutch-to-Afrikaans convertor.” 20th Meeting of Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands (CLIN) 2010, Utrecht University, UTRECHT, The Netherlands.

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Van Huyssteen & Pilon 2009

Van Huyssteen, Gerhard B., and Suléne Pilon. 2009. “Rule-based conversion of closely-related languages: A Dutch-to-Afrikaans convertor.” Proceedings of the 2009 Conference of the Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa:23-28.

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Pilon, Puttkammer & Van Huyssteen 2008

Pilon, Suléne, Martin J. Puttkammer, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2008. “Die ontwikkeling van ‘n woordafbreker en kompositumanaliseerder vir Afrikaans [The development of a hyphenator and compound analyser for Afrikaans].” Literator 29 (1):21-41.

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Groenewald & Van Huyssteen 2007

Groenewald, Hendrik J., and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2007. “Work-in-progress: end-user requirements for machine-aided translation tools.” LSSA Conference, North-West University, POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa.

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Groenewald, Van Huyssteen & Puttkammer 2007

Groenewald, Hendrik J., Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen, and Martin J. Puttkammer. 2007. “Evaluating wrapped progressive sampling for automatic algorithmic parameter optimisation.” International Conference Recent Advances in Natural Language Processing, RANLP:251-255.

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Groenewald, Van Huyssteen & Van Den Bosch 2007

Groenewald, Hendrik J., Antal Van den Bosch, and Gerhard B. Van Huyssteen. 2007. “Feature selection and parameter optimisation for effective Afrikaans lemmatisation.” Computational Linguistics in the Netherlands, University of Leuven, LEUVEN, Belgium.

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Van Huyssteen & Groenewald 2007

Van Huyssteen, Gerhard B., and Hendrik J. Groenewald. 2007. “‘n Heroorweging van fleksie in Afrikaans: klasse vir outomatiese Afrikaanse lemma-identifisering [Afrikaans inflection revisited: classes for automatic Afrikaans lemmatisation].” LSSA Conference, North-West University, POTCHEFSTROOM, South Africa.

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