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  • Heeringa, W; De Wet, Febe; Van Huyssteen, GB (University of Stellenbosch. Department of General Linguistics, 2015-07)
    Following Den Besten’s (2009) desiderata for historical linguistics of Afrikaans, this article aims to contribute some modern evidence to the debate regarding the founding dialects of Afrikaans. From an applied perspective ...
  • Sharma Grover, A; Nieman, A; Van Huyssteen, GB; Roux, JC (2012-05)
    The management of language resources requires several legal aspects to be taken into consideration. In this paper we discuss a number of these aspects which lead towards the formation of a legal framework for a language ...
  • Calteaux, K; Grover, AS; Van Huyssteen, GB (2012-05)
    Multilingual emerging markets hold many opportunities for the application of spoken language technologies, such as interactive voice response (IVR) systems. Designing such systems requires an in-depth understanding of the ...
  • De Wet, Febe; De Waal, A; Van Huyssteen, GB (The International Speech Communication Association, 2011-08)
    Afrikaans is one of the eleven official languages of South Africa. It is classified as an under-resourced language. No annotated broadband speech corpora currently exist for Afrikaans. This article reports on the development ...
  • Grover, AS; Van Huyssteen, GB; Pretorius, MW (2010-05)
    Human Language technologies (HLT) have been identified as a priority area by South African government to enable its eleven official languages technologically. We present the results of a technology audit for the South ...
  • Van Huyssteen, GB; Davel, MH (Association for Computational Linguistics, 2010-06)
    In this research, the authors use machine learning techniques to provide solutions for descriptive linguists in the domain of language standardization. With regard to the personal name construction in Afrikaans, the authors ...
  • Schlunz, GI; Barnard, E; Van Huyssteen, GB (PRASA 2010, 2010-11)
    One of the goals of text-to-speech (TTS) systems is to produce natural-sounding synthesised speech. Towards this end various natural language processing (NLP) tasks are performed to model the prosodic aspects of the TTS ...
  • Daelemans, W; Groenewald, HJ; Van Huyssteen, GB (2009-09)
    Annotation of training data for machine learning is often a laborious and costly process. In Active Learning (AL), criteria are investigated that allow ordering the unannotated data in such a way that those instances ...
  • Van Huyssteen, GB (Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2010)
    Overall, this article aims to (re)define the component structures in Afrikaans morphological constructions from a cognitive grammar perspective. The author will not pay attention to general issues in cognitive grammar, ...
  • Van Huyssteen, GB; Pilon, S (PRASA 2009, 2009-11)
    For fast-tracking the development of resources for resource-scarce languages, one could transfer existing technologies from one language to another well-sourced, closely-related language. In this contribution, the authors ...
  • Grover, AS; Van Huyssteen, GB; Pretorius, MW (2010-05)
    Human language technologies (HLT) can play a vital role in bridging the digital divide and thus the HLT field has been recognised as a priority area by the South African government. The authors present the work on conducting ...
  • Grover, AS; Van Huyssteen, GB; Pretorius, MW (Springer Publisher, 2011-06)
    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 ...
  • Barnard, E; Davel, MH; Van Huyssteen, GB (AAAI, 2010-03)
    Telephone-based information access has the potential to deliver a significant positive impact in the developing world. We discuss some of the most important issues that must be addressed in order to realize this potential, ...
  • Grover, AS; Van Huyssteen, GB; Pretorius, MW (IEEE, 2011-07)
    South Africa (SA) epitomises diversity, with the nation boasting eleven official languages. The field of human language technology (HLT) can play a vital role in bridging the digital divide and thus has been recognised as ...