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Palatalisation of /s/ in Afrikaans
(Department of General Linguistics, Stellenbosch University, 2015)
This article reports on the investigation of the acoustic characteristics of the Afrikaans voiceless alveolar fricative /s/$^2$. As yet, a palatal [$\int$] for /s/ has been reported only in a limited case, namely where /s/ ...
Speech recognition for under-resourced languages: Data sharing in hidden Markov model systems
(South African Journal of Science, 2017)
For purposes of automated speech recognition in under-resourced environments, techniques used to share acoustic data between closely related or similar languages become important. Donor languages with abundant resources ...
Syllabification for Afrikaans speech synthesis
(Pattern Recognition Association of South Africa and Mechatronics International Conference, 2016)
This paper describes the continuing development of a pronunciation resource for speech synthesis of Afrikaans by augmenting an existing pronunciation dictionary to include syllable boundaries and stress. Furthermore, ...
Towards lecture transcription in resource-scarce environments
(Pattern recognition association of South Africa (PRASA), 2012)
We present progress towards automated Lecture Transcription (LT) in resource scarce environments. Our development has focused on the transcription of lectures in Afrikaans from two faculties at North-West University. A ...