AfLaT 2010 - Accepted Papers

We are pleased to announce that the following papers have been accepted for the 2nd workshop on African Language Technology. We are greatly indebted to the members of the program committee who have done an amazing job reviewing the papers.

  • An HLT profile of the official South African languages - Aditi Sharma Grover, Gerhard B. van Huyssteen and Marthinus W. Pretorius
  • Corpus Building in a Predominantly Oral Culture: Notes on the Development of a Multi-Genre Tagged Corpus of Dagbani - Tristan Purvis
  • The verbal phrase of Northern Sotho: A morpho-syntactic perspective - Gertrud Faaß
  • Open-Content Text Corpus for African languages - Piotr Banski and Beata Wójtowicz
  • Developing an Open source spell checker for Gĩkũyũ - Kamau Chege, Peter Waiganjo, Guy De Pauw, Lawrence Muchemi, Wanjiku Ng'ang'a, Kenneth Ngure and Jayne Mutiga
  • Towards the Implementation of a Refined Data Model for a Zulu Machine-Readable Lexicon - Ronell Van der Merwe, Laurette Pretorius and Sonja Bosch
  • Gathering Parallel Text Corpora for Three South African Language Pairs in the Autshumato Project - Hendrik J. Groenewald and Liza du Plooy
  • Capturing Word-level Dependencies in Morpheme-based Language Modeling - Martha Yifiru Tachbelie and Wolfgang Menzel
  • Towards The Manding Corpus: Texts Selection Principles and Metatext Markup - Artem Davydov
  • SYNERGY: A Named Entity Recognition System for Resource-scarce Languages such as Swahili using Online Machine Translation - Rushin Shah, Bo Lin, Anatole Gershman and Robert Frederking
  • A Knowledge-Light Approach to Luo Machine Translation and Part-of-Speech Tagging - Guy De Pauw, Naomi Maajabu and Peter Wagacha
  • Improving Orthographic Transcriptions of Speech Corpora - Nicolas Laurens Oosthuizen, Martin Johannes Puttkammer and Martin Schlemmer
  • Towards a Comprehensive, Machine-readable Dialectal Dictionary of Igbo - Wanjiku Ng'ang'a