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dc.contributor.authorGrover, Aditi Sharma
dc.contributor.authorPretorius, Marthinus
dc.contributor.authorVan Huyssteen, Gerhardus Beukes
dc.identifier.citationGrover, A.S. et al. 2011. The South African human language technology audit. Language resources and evaluation, 45(3):271-288. []en_US
dc.identifier.issn1574-0218 (Online)
dc.description.abstractHuman language technology (HLT) has been identified as a priority area by the South African government. However, despite efforts by government and the research and development (R&D) community, South Africa has not yet been able to maximise the opportunities of HLT and create a thriving HLT industry. One of the key challenges is the fact that there is insufficient codified knowledge about the current South African HLT components, their attributes and existing relationships. Hence a technology audit was conducted for the South African HLT landscape, to create a systematic and detailed inventory of the status of the HLT components across the eleven official languages. Based on the Basic Language Resource Kit (BLaRK) framework Krauwer (ELRA Newslett 3(2), 1998), we used various data collection methods (such as focus groups, questionnaires and personal consultations with HLT experts) to gather detailed information. 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 South Africa, as well as on how to conduct similar audits in other countries and contexts.en_US
dc.subjectTechnology auditen_US
dc.subjecthuman language technologyen_US
dc.subjectlanguage resourcesen_US
dc.subjectlanguage auditen_US
dc.subjectlanguage resource infrastructureen_US
dc.subjectresource scarce languagesen_US
dc.titleThe South African human language technology auditen_US
dc.contributor.researchID10215484 - Van Huyssteen, Gerhardus Beukes

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