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  • Kleynhans, N; Hartman, W; Van Niekerk, D; Van Heerden, C; Schwartz, R; Tsakalidis, S; Davel, M (Elsevier, online, 2016-05)
    We investigate modeling strategies for English code-switched words as found in a Swahili spoken term detection system. Code switching, where speakers switch language in a conversation, occurs frequently in multilingual ...
  • Calteaux, K; De Wet, Febe; Moors, C; Van Niekerk, D; McAlister, B; Grover, AS; Reid, T; Davel, M; Barnard, E; Van Heerden, C (CSIR, 2013-02)
    From 2010-2012 the Human Language Technology (HLT) research group of the CSIR Meraka Institute received funding from the Department of Arts and Culture (DAC) for a project entitled Lwazi II: Increasing the impact of speech ...
  • Faling, W; Tempelhoff, JWN; Van Niekerk, D (Routledge, 2012-06)
    In 2008 the South African National Disaster Management Centre commissioned a study into measures taken by local municipalities to plan for climate change. Two areas were selected for their dissimilar climatic challenges: ...
  • Van Niekerk, D; Barnard, E (2012-05)
    The authors investigate the acoustic realisation of tone in short continuous utterances in Yoruba. Fundamental frequency contours are extracted for automatically aligned syllables from a speech corpus of 33 speakers collected ...
  • Butgereit, L; Botha, Adèle; Van Niekerk, D (AFRICOMM 2009, 2009-12)
    Language skills are essential for education and economic development. Many countries (especially in Africa) have more than one official language and even more unofficial languages. Being able to express oneself effectively ...