South African human language technology audit

Show simple item record Grover, Aditi Sharma Van Huyssteen, Gerhard B. Pretorius, Marthinus W. 2012-06-13T09:18:08Z 2012-06-13T09:18:08Z 2011-09
dc.description.abstract Human 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.description.librarian ai2012 en
dc.description.sponsorship The Department of Science and Technology of the South African Government en_US
dc.description.uri en_US
dc.identifier.citation Grover, AS, Van Huyssteen, GB & Pretorius, MW 2011, 'The South African human language technology audit', Language Resources & Evaluation, vol. 45, no. 3, pp. 271-288, doi: 10.1007/s10579-011-9151-2 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1574-020X (print)
dc.identifier.issn 1574-0218 (online)
dc.identifier.other 10.1007/s10579-011-9151-2
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Springer en_US
dc.rights © Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2011 en_US
dc.subject Technology audit en_US
dc.subject Language resources en_US
dc.subject BLaRK en_US
dc.subject Language audit en_US
dc.subject Language resource infrastructure en_US
dc.subject Resource-scarce languages en_US
dc.subject Human language technology (HLT) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Computational linguistics en
dc.subject.lcsh Natural language processing (Computer science) en
dc.subject.lcsh South Africa -- Languages en
dc.title South African human language technology audit en_US
dc.type Postprint Article en_US

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