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Sharma Grover, Van Huyssteen & Pretorius 2010b

Sharma Grover, Aditi, Gerhard B. van Huyssteen, and Marthinus W. Pretorius. 2010. “An HLT profile of the official South African languages.” The National HLT network (NHN), CSIR International Conference Centre, PRETORIA, South Africa.

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English: BLaRK, human language technology, human language technology audit, language audit, language resource infrastructure, language resource management, language resources, resource-scarce languages, South Africa, technology audit

Afrikaans: BLaRK, hulpbronskaars tale, mensetaaltegnologie, mensetaaltegnologieoudit, Suid-Afrika, taalhulpbron, taalhulpbronbestuur, taalhulpbroninfrastruktuur, taaloudit, tegnologieoudit


English: Human language technologies (HLT) have been identified as a priority area by the South African government to enable its eleven official languages technologically. We present the results of a technology audit for the South African HLT landscape; and reveal that a number of HLT components are available in SA but are of a very basic and exploratory nature and much investment is needed in the development of HLT language resources (LRs) in SA. The South African HLT landscape is analysed using a number of complementary approaches and based on the interpretations of the results; recommendations are made on how to accelerate HLT development in SA.

In: English

On: South African languages